MCC News
3-1-23 - Welcome New MCC Executive Director!

From:    Steve Persyn, MCC President
Mark Kramer, MCC Past-President

Date:     March 1, 2023

On behalf of the Michigan Chemistry Council’s board, we wanted to update you about the MCC’s evolution in 2023. This week, we are delighted to announce our new MCC Executive Director, Sara Cambensy. Sara most recently served in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the Marquette area through the end of 2022. Prior to her election to the state legislature, she served on the Marquette City Commission, Marquette Planning Commission, and as the director of adult and continuing education for Marquette Community Schools, in addition to other roles. Sara was a recognized legislative leader with a record of working across the aisle to advance good policy and represent her constituents.

2-23-23 - Michigan Chemistry Urges Bipartisan Actions on Manufacturing Competitiveness and Effective Regulation

In a list of 2023 policy priorities announced today by the Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC), the industry called for action to promote Michigan’s manufacturing competitiveness and to ensure effective regulation.

“The business of chemistry is dedicated to providing solutions to our world and advocates for making Michigan a stronger, safer, and more sustainable place to do business,” said MCC Executive Director John Dulmes. “As the legislative session begins in a new political environment, there are numerous bipartisan opportunities to promote these policies, and we will be actively engaged in the legislative and regulatory arenas to get things done.”

12-16-22 - Michigan Chemistry Council Elects IFF’s Steve Persyn as President and Jason Griffin of Hemlock Semiconductor as Vice President

The Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC) announced that its Board of Directors has elected a new President and Vice President to serve as leaders for the association for 2023.

Steve Persyn, Midland Site Leader for International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), will serve as the MCC’s President and board chair. Mr. Persyn is a native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and has been a manufacturing leader in the Michigan Operations site at Dow, SK Saran, DuPont, and now IFF.

Jason Griffin, State Government Affairs Director for Hemlock Semiconductor in Thomas Township, will serve as the MCC’s Vice President. Mr. Griffin has worked in and around state politics for more than 17 years, and is an expert in energy policy, climate change and sustainability in the manufacturing sector.

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