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MITA Announces New Vice President of Government Affairs

Tuesday, October 11, 2011   (0 Comments)
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Lance Binoniemi has been named vice president of government affairs for the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA), filling the position vacated by Mike Nystrom when he became the executive vice president in February 2010.

Binoniemi, the former executive director for the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA), will provide oversight and leadership for MITA's lobbying efforts on behalf of the heavy construction industry in Michigan.

"Lance brings a high level of experience and passion to our already solid legislative team, which includes Keith Ledbetter, our director of legislative affairs," said Mike Nystrom, MITA's executive vice president. "We are thrilled to have Lance on board to further advance our interests before the state Legislature and in Washington D.C."

Binoniemi successfully managed the MLBA for the last three years. In addition, he served as executive vice president of the association's National Hospitality Institute, where he coordinated nationwide server training programs in several other states.  Prior to being named as the executive director, Binoniemi also served as the MLBA government affairs director since 2004.

His professional experience also includes serving as a legislative assistant for state Representative Clark Bisbee, and office manager/district liaison for state Senator Shirley Johnson.  He holds a bachelor's degree in political economy from Michigan State University and lives in East Lansing.

You can reach Lance via the following contact information: e-mail:; phone: 517-347-8336 (MITA office); 517-282-2851 (cell).     

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