Kenneth Ross, state commissioner of the Office of Financial and Insurance Services, was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in a ceremony this spring.

July 24, 2009

DEARBORN / July 24, 2009---Kenneth Ross, state commissioner of the Office of Financial and Insurance Services, was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in a ceremony this spring.  

Ross earned a bachelorís degree, double majoring in philosophy and political science, at UM-Dearborn in 1990.  He went on to earn a law degree (graduating cum laude) from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  

Named commissioner by Gov. Jennifer Granholm in February 2008, Ross administers 29 public acts and regulates a variety of individual licensees and entities.  Prior assignments within his office include serving as acting commissioner, deputy commissioner for policy and the commissioner's chief of staff.  Earlier positions included vice president of regulatory and legal affairs and director of regulatory affairs for the Michigan Credit Union League as well as assistant attorney general, serving under Granholm and attorney general Frank Kelley.

He also served as chief of staff for State Rep. Agnes M. Dobronski, where he was responsible for a wide variety of issues including crafting the legislative agenda, committee management and policy development.  His primary public policy focus areas were election and local government law.

Ross is a resident of Lansing.

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