But the governor says critics will be pleasantly surprised by Heidi Grether. Snyder says he was impressed by Grether’s background as a Republican staffer in the Legislature working on environmental policy.
“She started very early in her career looking at environmental issues, and she’s built a career that she should be proud of and she’s going to do a good job.”
Snyder says Grether deserves the chance to prove herself.
“I can understand people having concerns, but, again, get to know her, give her an opportunity, and I think you’re going to see good results.”
Grether also worked as a lobbyist for BP following the Gulf Oil Spill. Her resume says she successfully warded off new state regulations following the disaster.