Pakistani American’s Appointment to Michigan State Body Welcomed

Washington, DC: The Pakistani American Liaison Center (PALC) has welcomed the appointment of Asad Malik, an active member of the community, to Michigan’s Hospital Finance Authority.
Governor Jennifer Granholm announced the re-appointment of Malik, Director of Business Relations & Advocacy at Saint Mary’s Medical Center, for a term expiring March 1, 2009. The re-appointment was confirmed by the State Senate.
Welcoming Malik’s appointment to an important state body, Faiz Rehman, Executive Director of PALC, said: “Asad Malik’s appointment, based on merit and his active involvement with local and national issues, is inspiring and reflects greater recognition of Pakistani Americans contributing significantly to American society.”
The State Hospital Finance Authority provides hospitals within the state with appropriate means to expand, enlarge, and establish health care and other related facilities. Malik was originally appointed to the authority by former Michigan Governor John Engler in 2001. Since his original appointment the authority has issued over $2.1 billion in loans.
Asad Malik, MHSA, MBA, has played an active role in the Pakistani-American community. He was one of thirteen Pakistani Americans to meet with President Bush in the White House shortly after the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001. He has played an active role in getting members of Congress to join the newly created Congressional Pakistan Caucus.
Malik has served as Vice President of Pakistan Association of America and on the board of the Islamic Association of Greater Detroit in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He is a member of American College of Healthcare Executives, Michigan Healthcare Executive Group, Michigan Society of Healthcare Planning & Marketing, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

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