Darren Ing of Haslett, who attended Northern Michigan University from 1993-96, has been appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Travel Commission. He is the director of the Michigan Manufactured Housing, Recreation Vehicle & Campground Association (MARVAC) and the president of the Tourism Industry Coalition of Michigan.
“Darren is a wealth of knowledge on tourism issues here in Michigan and has a proven passion for growing the industry,” said MARVAC President and CEO John Lindley in a press release. “The RV and camping industries are integral components of Michigan's thriving tourism sector and the Michigan Travel Commission and Governor Whitmer are wise and fortunate to involve Darren's expertise.”
The Michigan Travel Commission was established to promote, maintain, and develop the orderly growth of the Michigan travel industry. The commission assists the Michigan Travel Bureau with the development of a comprehensive long-range master plan, annually assesses the activities and accomplishments of the Michigan Travel Bureau, and works to the maximum extent practicable with those private associations, nonprofit corporations, organizations or other private entities which promote tourism in this state.
Ing's appointment took effect Dec. 6 and will expire Aug. 20, 2025. He succeeds Marsha Quebbeman, whose term expired Aug. 20 of this year.