Tech Alumnus Tapped to Lead State Agriculture Department
by Marcia Goodrich, senior writer
This afternoon, Keith Creagh is running a minute or two late. "Just catching up with the head of the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board," he says, by way of explanation.
Creagh (pronounced "kray") is catching up with many people these days. The 1974 forestry graduate was tapped by Michigan's then-governor-elect Rick Snyder to lead the newly named state Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and he's been busy laying the groundwork for what he hopes will be at least four years of collegial, effective policymaking.
The words "collegial" and "effective" do not immediately spring to mind in association with Michigan state politics, which has suffered from much the same partisan acrimony as the nation as a whole. Nevertheless, Creagh is unfazed.
"I am familiar with the waterfront," he notes.
The full story is available on the Michigan Tech News site .