Dow Chemical Announces Granholm Will Join Board of Directors

Dow Chemical Co. says former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm is joining its board of directors. The Midland-based company said in a Thursday release that the Democrat has a “demonstrated track record” of cultivating public- and private-sector collaborations that have laid the groundwork for sustainable growth for 21st century manufacturing. The former governor also has joined Pew Charitable Trusts as a senior adviser to promote its efforts to promote clean energy policies and is a regular contributor to NBC's “Meet the Press.” She and her husband, Dan Mulhern, are co-authoring a book about governing Michigan. They also have a two-year academic appointment at the University of California-Berkeley, where Granholm got her bachelor's degree. Granholm's election to the Dow board is effective immediately. Stay with FOX 32 News for the latest on this story. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)