Christine Lanning, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Pottawatomi Tribal Council Member, was recently appointed to the Michigan Community Service Commission by Governor Rick Snyder.
Lanning is the tribal council treasurer and serves as chairperson for both the Culture Committee and Elders Committee. She’s brings more than 30 years experience in sales and marketing professional to the position and recently filled a key role as a Day One team member and senior purchasing agent for the tribe’s award-winning FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek. Other key positions Lanning has filled in her long career are as Vice President for Lanco Marketing and the bid and program sales manager for Sysco Food Services. A dedicated community member who serves on the board of directors for S.A.F.E. Place women’s shelter earned her associate degree in applied science from Ferris State University.
“Christine is passionate about community service because she is continuously the first one to volunteer,” said NHBP Tribal Chair Homer A. Mandoka. “This appointment by Governor Snyder is a perfect fit.”
The 25-member Community Service Commission was established in 1991 to provide vision and resources to strengthen communities through volunteerism. All appointees serve a three-year term that will expire October 1, 2017.
“I am confident that these appointees will do great work to help inspire people to further embrace volunteerism and community service for the betterment of our state and all Michiganders,” Snyder said.
Lanning and her husband Rod have two grown children; Sara, a Career Development Specialist at FireKeepers Casino Hotel and Scott, a graduate student at Central Michigan University.