Engler to Lead Business Power Group

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Former governor to lead association of industry leaders.

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Former Michigan Gov. John Engler has been chosen to lead the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of top U.S. companies.

Engler, a Republican, served three terms as Michigan governor, from 1991 to 2003. He has led the National Manufacturers Association (NAM) since 2004.

Engler says his new role at the Business Roundtable will allow him to "advocate for American innovation and job growth" while working with the nation's top business leaders.

Engler succeeds John J. Castellani, who became president and chief executive of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America in September.


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  • by Ricardo Location: Lansing on Dec 23, 2010 at 10:55 AM
    Ye gads! I thought Engler rode off into the sunset, never to be seen again. I woild like to ask mary anne if she really believes this "round table" is just an organization that sits around and sips tea and shoots the breeze? Or, (like most organizations) plan and sceme (and of course make huge contributions to politicians) to get favors and special treatment? My vote goes for the latter. Does anyone else agree? Thank you. Ricardo
  • by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2010 at 05:55 PM
    Looks like Michigan is done for and those left here.Oh I forgot,only the poor are done.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2010 at 05:22 PM
    At least he is trying to get the poor and those on unemployment working. Jenny could wanted to tax those who left even more.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2010 at 05:40 AM
    Engler create jobs? Good luck with that.
  • by Mary Anne Location: Jackson on Dec 22, 2010 at 04:31 AM
    The Business Roundtable is a private association representing business and industry, NOT a government group, you idiots. The former governor's new position has NOTHING to do with the operation of the State of Michigan, Rick Snyder, or our economy. Climb out from underneath your rocks.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2010 at 04:23 PM
    He made big problems in Mich when he served.That's when many jobs started to leave,when many programs to the poor were cut or done away with.Looks like the rich are really going to get rich,and the poor,will get poorer if that's possible.Shows how the statement goes,no fool like an old fool.Hello tent cities,that's all many will have left.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2010 at 03:39 PM
    Yea ! another crook in the state works, the rest of us will pay,No body remenbers the state computer scam,he made millions ,worked for the company after he was gov,same old same old snyder!@
  • by Wild Location: Jackson on Dec 21, 2010 at 03:36 PM
    Yea John an your girl Jenny has done so much for this like run out every job she possibly could but oh wait that probably Englers fault also!! All u liberals are the same its always somebody else fault hell its still Bushes fault nevermind the democrats controlled the house an the Senate the last 2 years he held office..Oh wait a min that's when everything started going to hell WOW how surprising but its still somebody elses fault!!!
  • by John Location: Jackson, MI on Dec 21, 2010 at 12:56 PM
    OH BOY, John Engeler. That crook got fat off of the State Of Michigan and now the new Governor wants to hire him? God Help Us All and turn out the lights!
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