Ken Hinton has been the Livingston County Administrator since June 2015. He is a lifelong resident of Michigan, was raised in Macomb County, and is a graduate of Oakland University. Ken’s passion for public service followed a successful business career which included stints at the Hearst Corporation, General Growth Properties, as an equity partner in a Royal Oak marketing firm, and as a Certified Public Accountant. After relocating to northwestern Michigan several years ago, Ken was elected to the Kingsley Area School’s Board of Education and served as its Treasurer. This experience illustrated to Ken how his business experience could be leveraged in the public sector and led to him seeking the position of Administrator for Wexford County where he served for five years before joining Livingston County. Ken has also worked to serve his community through Boy Scouts and Rotary. He has been a Scoutmaster and is a past President of the Sterling Heights Rotary Club. Ken and his wife, Dawn, were drawn by the mix of urban and rural areas in Livingston County. They have four children who all reside in southeast Michigan.
Ron VanHouten is currently a Trustee for Iosco Township. He was elected in November of 2016.
Trustee VanHouten held a seat on the Livingston County Board of Commissioners January, 2005 through December of 2016. He was appointed as a member of the Livingston County Foundation in December of 2006 and has continuously held a position.
Cindy is the Deputy County Administrator/Financial Officer for Livingston County. She graduated from New Mexico State University and has worked in civil service her entire professional career. She has been with Livingston County for over 10 years and in has been in her current role since 2013. She has served on the Livingston County Foundation Board since 2011.
Chris is married to Michelle and has 4 children. He is a lifelong county resident.
Chris has served Livingston County for over 20 years. He is the Facilities Service Department Director.
He serves on the Livingston County Foundation Board and the Parks and Open Spaces Committees. Chris also serves in an advisory capacity for the following committees Construction Committee, Livingston County Safety Team, and Livingston County Historical Courthouse.
Paul St. Germain
Paul has worked in the contract furniture industry his entire professional life; as a business owner, a VP of Sales of a large corporation and currently works as a partner in a manufactures rep firm covering 5 states. After attending Western Michigan University, Paul moved to Brighton, MI. Paul has 4 children ranging from 26 – 16, all of which are actively living in Livingston County. Paul’s interests include politics, golf, family activities and billiards.
Sam Theis, Principal at Cornerstone Associates is an attorney and CPA with more than 15 years of tax law and accounting experience, including ten years of tax planning and audit experience at Ernst & Young. Sam earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University, Fullerton and earned his Juris Doctorate from the UCLA School of Law. Sam is licensed as a CPA in Michigan, and is licensed to practice law in both Michigan and California. In addition to serving on the board for the Livingston County Foundation Sam serves on the boards of Almetals, Inc. and the Brighton Township Zoning Board of Appeals. He is also a precinct delegate and member of the MICPA.