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Rothwell Honored by National Governors' Association for Distinguished Service to Michigan

Friday, July 07, 2000

John Truscott
(517) 335-6397

One of the Three State Officials in the Nation to Receive AwardDoug Rothwell, president and CEO, of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation will receive a distinguished service award for service in state government from the National Governors’ Association (NGA) on July 9 at State College, Pennsylvania.Rothwell is one of three state officials in the nation to receive this prominent award for accomplishments in the state official category. “Under Doug Rothwell’s leadership, Michigan has experienced record employment and millions of dollars in new investment,” said Governor John Engler.“Whether it’s attracting new businesses to the state or convincing other employers to expand their operations here, Doug Rothwell has played a pivotal role in Michigan’ s economic success. He truly deserves NGA’s Award for Distinguished Service to State Government.”According the NGA, Rothwell is being recognized for his innovation, leadership and commitment to spurring job growth that has made Michigan’s economic development plans a national model.“This is a tremendous honor,” Rothwell said.“To be singled out among the vast array of high-caliber state government leaders is a great accomplishment.This award would not have been possible without the dedication of the entire staff at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to transform Michigan into a national leader and innovator in economic development.”Rothwell will accept the award at the 92nd NGA annual meeting during the meeting’s opening plenary session at 11 a.m. in the President’s Hall at the Penn State University Conference Center Hotel.Eight other individuals will receive awards for distinguished service to the states in three categories: state official, private citizen and distinguished service to the arts.Other award winners in the state official category include Marvin K. Dorman, Jr., North Carolina state budget officer and Reginald A. Wilkinson, director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.