9/24/14 - Michigan Chemistry Council Announces Leadership Transition

(LANSING, MI) The Michigan Chemistry Council's Board of Directors has announced that John Dulmes has been appointed as the association's Executive Director, succeeding Cynthia Schulz, who is retiring after serving the Council for 16 years.

Ms. Schulz led the Council successfully for the past six years as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and previously served as its Membership and Administrative Director.

Mr. Dulmes comes to the Council from Washington D.C., where he had served as a federal legislative analyst for the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), a national lobbying and trade association. He also has prior experience as a staff member for U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ), and as high school history and government teacher with the Teach for America program. He is a graduate of Hope College in Holland, MI.

As the Council's Executive Director, Mr. Dulmes will act as its chief administrator and principal legislative and regulatory advocate in Lansing. The Council will also continue to be represented by its longtime governmental consultant, Bill Lievense of the Capitol Group.

“We are grateful for Cynthia’s leadership of the Michigan Chemistry Council for the past six years, and for the vital role she played in helping represent our industry here in Michigan,” said Ken Kaufman, President of the Council’s Board of Directors and Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, Engineering and Global Operations, Dow Corning Corporation. “We are also extremely excited to welcome John as our new Executive Director, and look forward to the new energy and direction he will bring to the Council in the coming years.”

The Michigan Chemistry Council serves as the proactive, single voice for the business of chemistry in Michigan. Its mission is to advocate for chemical companies and the industry here in the state. For more information, please visit www.MichiganChemistry.com