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New director named to Veteran’s Service Office

Published 10:33pm Monday, May 21, 2012

ST. JOSEPH — A 25-year Berrien County employee succeeds Dan Stice as Veteran’s Service Office director when he retires June 8.

Navy veteran Lee Lull, 49, was among 27 applicants. A four-member committee interviewed six, including two women.

Its recommendation was approved Thursday by the full board of commissioners.

“He has great qualifications. He had to to come to the top of a great group,” Commissioner Andrew Vavra of Three Oaks said. “We got them from all over, including South Bend and East Lansing. I think he’ll be well-received by the community. He’s got passion for the job.”

“I’ve worked with him recently at the Volunteer Center. He gets back to people and makes things happen,” Commissioner Debra Panozzo, of Stevensville, said.

Lull, whose salary will be $41,970, starts training with Stice on Monday, then formally receives his appointment June 9.

Lull’s naval service spans 21 years, including four years active duty and 17 years in the reserves. He has been active with American Legion Post 331 in Bridgman.

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