Sally Corbin, CEO of Union Services Agency, was appointed by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to serve on the state’s Elevator Safety Board. Corbin was appointed alongside Donald Purdie Jr., Vice President of the Detroit Elevator Company. Corbin and Purdie’s four-year-term began on July 22, 2019.
The Elevator Safety Board was created in 1967 under Act 227 to “regulate the inspection, construction, alteration, maintenance, repair and operation of elevators.” The Elevator Safety Board has the responsibility of issuing of contractor licenses and has the power to suspend or revoke licenses through hearings. The board consists of eleven members, two of which need to be insurance representatives.
Governor Whitmer “values the input and perspective of Michigan’s labor movement in her administration,” Zack Pohl, director of communications for the governor, explains. The governor wants board members to be familiar with the trade they represent.
With her knowledge and history of the trade and labor movement, Corbin will keep the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUOE) best interests in mind as a board member.