Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Sen. Phil Pavlov to the newly created Talent Investment Board, the next step in the governor’s economic reinvention plan for Michigan. The board, housed within the Workforce Development Agency in the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, has been established to focus on job creation and developing and connecting Michigan’s talent. The 47-member board, made up of members from both the public and private sectors, replaces and streamlines the former Council for Labor and Economic Growth, which had 71 members. Pavlov was appointed to serve as one of four members representing the Legislature. The board is charged with advising and assisting the governor regarding compliance with the federal Workforce Investment Act and overall talent development. The governor, legislative representatives and department directors serve for their respective terms. All other appointees serve at the pleasure of the governor.