January 8, 2015 – Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced the appointment of Thomas Buckingham of Newberry to the Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority.
Established in 2000, the Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority is a joint organization between the U.S. and Canada. This board seeks to provide safe and efficient movement of people and goods across the international bridge between Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
“International trade is important to reviving Michigan’s economy. I am confident Thomas will continue to promote a healthy trade partnership between the U.S. and Canada,” Snyder said.
Buckingham is general manager and secretary for Forest Insurance Center Agency Inc., Mauck Insurance Agency Inc., and Loggers Insurance Agency II LLC. He is a licensed property and casualty and life and health insurance agent, as well as a licensed Wisconsin property and casualty insurance sales agent. Buckingham served in the U.S. Air Force as a security police officer. He fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Stuart Bradley.
Buckingham will serve at the pleasure of the governor. His appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
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