Howell woman set to lead Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality

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Liesl Eichler Clark

Liesl Eichler Clark of Howell has been appointed to lead Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality by Governor-Elect Gretchen Whitmer.

Clark is co-founder and partner of 5 Lakes Energy, a policy consulting firm that serves businesses, policymakers and other stakeholders seeking to advance the transition to a clean energy economy. Clark has also served as president of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council and as deputy director for energy programs at the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, & Economic Growth.

Clark holds a master’s degree from Michigan State University, and a bachelor’s degree from MSU’s James Madison College.

“Liesl will be instrumental in finding real and lasting solutions to protecting our water resources here in the state,” Whitmer said in a release. “She brings an acute understanding of the critical intersection between environmental safety and business innovation, which will be essential in moving Michigan’s environmental stewardship forward.”

Clark was also recently appointed to fill a vacancy on the Howell Carnegie District Library Board of Directors.

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