Attorneys appointed to state commission

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced four appointments to the Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs.

Zane S. Hatahet of Chelsea is legal counsel for Magna Electronics, Inc. He holds a bachelor of arts in history and juris doctor degree from the University of Michigan. Hatahet is appointed for a term commencing June 21 and expiring April 19, 2026. He succeeds Manal Saab whose term expired April 19.

Haley A. Jonna
of Keego Harbor is a co-owner of Pillar Construction Co. and a developer and project manager for Jonna Properties. She is a member of the board of directors of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce and the Chaldean Community Foundation. She holds a bachelor of science in business administration and marketing from Oakland University and a juris doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School.

Jonna is appointed for a term commencing June 21 and expiring April 19, 2026. She succeeds Michael Romaya whose term expired April 19.  

Alexandra Nassar
of Grand Blanc is an attorney and owner of Alexandra Nassar, PLLC.

She is the president of the Arab American Heritage Council and holds a bachelor of arts in history and political science from the University of Michigan-Flint and a juris doctor degree from Cooley Law School.

Nassar is appointed for a term commencing June 21 and expiring April 19, 2023. She succeeds succeeding Nabeel Obeid, who has resigned.

Suzanne K. Sukkar
of Ypsilanti is an attorney at Dickinson Wright. She received her bachelor of arts in political science and Spanish from the University of Michigan and juris doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School.  

Sukkar is reappointed for a term commencing June 21 and expiring April 19, 2026. Ms. Sukkar has served as the chair of the Commission since 2021 and she will continue serving as chair.  

The Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs advises the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and the Governor on issues relating to the Arab and Chaldean communities in Michigan and promotes awareness of their culture and history.

They also work to empower, promote, and advance the Middle Eastern American community in Michigan.

These appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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