September 20, 2001
Governor John Engler today announced that he has accepted the resignation of Martha Truscott as executive director of the Michigan Women's Commission, effective Oct. 8.
"Martha's years of dedicated public service to the state of Michigan are greatly appreciated," said Governor Engler. "From her service with state legislators to her able leadership in both the Department of Corrections and Department of Community Health, Martha has demonstrated a commitment to excellence. As executive director of the Michigan Women's Commission, she has represented and promoted causes that benefit the women of Michigan. I wish her well as she enters the private sector."
Truscott, of Lansing, has served as executive director of the Michigan Women's Commission since Oct. 11, 1999. Previously, she was the legislative liaison for appropriations for the Michigan Department of Community Health, and from 1995 to 1998, she was the legislative liaison for the Michigan Department of Corrections.
Truscott earned a bachelor's degree in political science and labor relations from Michigan State University in 1992. Active in the Lansing community, she is a member of the board of directors of Ele's Place, a healing center for grieving, children and families, and serves on the board of the MSU Safe Place Board of Directors, a domestic violence shelter serving the MSU community. In addition, Truscott has been active in the Ingham County Republican Party, having served on its executive board and as vice chairman.
Truscott is leaving state government to become vice president of The John Truscott Group.