LANSING -- Republican Gov.-elect Rick Snyder will have a director of external affairs and a representative to help him stay connected with northern Michigan when he takes office in January.
Snyder announced two appointments for his administration Thursday.
Terri Reid, currently the Michigan Republican Party's political director, will be charged with constituent services and building support for Snyder's agenda as director of external affairs.
Greg Andrews, who worked as Snyder's northern Michigan field representative during the gubernatorial campaign, will help the governor stay connected to the region's concerns after he takes office. Snyder said Andrews will have a "direct line to the governor's office" with a top priority to "end the disconnect between Lansing and northern Michigan."
Andrews will be based in Marquette.
Snyder takes office Jan. 1.