Jamian Named RCOC Chairman, Fowkes Named Vice-Chairman

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Contact: Craig Bryson, Public Information Officer, (248) 645-2000

BEVERLY HILLS, Michigan, January 10, 2013 – The three-member Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Board, at its regularly scheduled meeting today (Jan. 10), elected Greg Jamian Board chairman and Ron Fowkes vice chairman.

The third Board member is former Chairman Eric Wilson.

ìI am pleased to have the opportunity to lead this organization,î Jamian said. ìWhile the Road Commission, like most governmental agencies, is facing financial challenges, I and this Board are committed to finding ways to cut costs and improve efficiency so that we can maintain the level of service that the residents and businesses of Oakland County deserve.î

Jamian has served on the RCOC Board since 2009. A resident of Bloomfield Township and former Oakland County commissioner and Bloomfield Township trustee, he has frequently advocated for better roads and highways in Oakland County as well as improvement to the regional connectivity of multimodal transportation systems in southeast Michigan.

The vice president of the board of the Manoogian Manor Home for the Aged, Jamian also serves on the board of the Oakland University School of Nursing and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Traffic Improvement Association of Michiganís Board of Directors. He is a 17-year member of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce and served for four years on the Birmingham/Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce.

Jamian has served on numerous other boards as well, including: the School of Business Administration at Oakland University, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), Oakland Family Services and the Area Agency on Aging 1-B. His philanthropic initiatives include numerous community fundraising efforts, and he continues to support hospitals, schools, churches and the arts, with the mission of making his community a better place to live.

For more than 30 years Jamian has been president and CEO of an integrated health-services corporation in Troy. A graduate of Oakland University with a BA in economics, he and his wife of 37 years, Sandra Jamian, have three daughters.

Jamian also was appointed as the Road Commission representative to the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission for 2013.

Vice-Chairman Fowkes, a Milford businessman, was appointed to the RCOC Board in 2011. ìThis Board remains committed to providing the highest level of service possible with the resources available,î Fowkes said. ìWe believe strongly in the philosophy of customer service, and weíre committed to the residents of Oakland County.î

Commissioner Wilson also was appointed to his second term on the RCOC Board yesterday (Jan. 9).  Road Commission Board members are appointed by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners and serve for six-year terms.