Governor Rick Snyder

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Governor Rick Snyder

Governor Rick Snyder

Release Date: 
11/13/2012
Duration: 
7:21

Rick Snyder was sworn in as Michigan's 48th governor on January 1, 2011. A Michigan native, Snyder has significant executive leadership experience, including serving as chairman and CEO of the computer company, Gateway. He also founded Ann Arbor-based venture capital and investment firms and an online health and wellness company.

He has been actively involved in economic development as well, having served as the first chair of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Governor Snyder, along with University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman, co-founded Ann Arbor SPARK in 2005.

In his conversation with Paul Krutko, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK, Governor Snyder discusses AnnArbor.com's Deals of the Year and three great Ann Arbor success stories, The Corner Brewery, Llamasoft and Barracuda Networks. The Governor also discusses the importance of Michigan talent and the quality of life and how the two benefit the state of Michigan. Hear how business, talent, and tourism connect with the Pure Michigan brand and boost the Michigan economy.