Michigan Legislative Consultants

UIA Acting Director Announced

Nov 13, 2020

Liza Estlund Olson was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to serve as acting director of the Unemployment Insurance Agency effective immediately. Her appointment came after former UIA Director Steve Gray resigned. This is the second time Ms. Olson will serve as the UIA acting director, having previously served in the role from 2007-2008. She also […]

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Acting Director of LEO Announced

Oct 23, 2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has named Susan Corbin as acting director of the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) effective immediately. She will replace Jeff Donofrio who is leaving the department but will serve in an advisory capacity for a short period to facilitate a smooth transition. Ms. Corbin had served in state government for […]

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Governor Announces Leadership Changes

Mar 06, 2020

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced leadership changes in key positions in state government. First, the governor recommended Mark Burton, her chief strategist, to serve as CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC).  He has been involved with state government and politics for nearly two decades. Prior to his current role, Mr. Burton worked […]

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Senate Rejects Second Gubernatorial Appointment

Feb 28, 2020

The Senate rejected a second appointment by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, voting to oppose the appointment of George Heartwell as chair of the Natural Resources Commission. Republican members have voiced apprehension over his record on gun rights and were concerned that he has not been a gun owner or hunter for decades. Senator Jon Bumstead (R-Newaygo) […]

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Governor Appoints Director and Members to Women’s Commission

Sep 27, 2019

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced appointments to the Michigan Women’s Commission, along with a new director. Serving as the Commissions’ Executive Director will be Cheryl Bergman. Ms. Bergman currently owns a fundraising consulting firm and is a senior advisor for Whitmer for Governor. Prior to that, she served as the agency relations director for […]

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Judge Appointments

Aug 16, 2019

Governor Whitmer just appointed two new judges to Michigan courts; Jason C. Bomia to the 10th District Court, and Sara Spencer-Noggle to the 21st Circuit Court. Bomia will be working at the District Court in Calhoun County after previously practicing at Schroder DeGraw, PLLC in Monroe. He specializes in civil litigation, bankruptcy, real estate, and […]

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DHHS Director Named

Jan 11, 2019

On Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Robert Gordon as the new head of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Currently, he is the senior vice president of finance and global strategy for The College Board. In the Obama administration, Mr. Gordon served as acting assistant secretary at the Office of […]

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Governor Names Transportation Director

Nov 02, 2018

Governor Rick Snyder named Mark Van Port Fleet as director of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). Currently he serves as the senior chief deputy director for MDOT, where he has 38 years of experience. “Congratulations to Mark from the MLC team! With your decades of experience and expertise the department will be in great […]

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