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Providing a measurable ROI is important to you, and Tim recognizes that. When others thought it couldn’t be done, Tim provided a long sought-after voice to retirees in the Retired Detroit Police & Fire Fighters Association. He and his team successfully fought unions, the City of Detroit, and the pension board’s opposition to amend decades-old state law. The association spent 25 years trying to obtain representation on its pension board through litigation and city charter amendment to no avail. Tim and his team did it in a fraction of the time.

Experience

Prior to becoming president of MLC, Tim was appointed as Governor John Engler’s Campaign Manager to manage his 1998 re-election campaign, after having worked in the Governor’s office as Director of External Affairs and Deputy Director of Public Affairs. Former positions also included stints in the Michigan House and Senate, Oakland County government and Senior Director of Government Affairs of the Michigan Credit Union League.

Associations

National Association of State Lobbyists, Michigan member and Board Member;
State Bar of Michigan

Education

Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Albion College and a Juris Doctor from the Detroit College of Law.

In the Community

From a volunteer perspective, Tim served as Vice Chairman of the Michigan Economic Growth Authority, Chairman of the State Board of Canvassers, and was a member of the Local Government Claims Review Board.

Outside the Office

After work, Tim enjoys spending time outdoors, includes cycling, paddleboarding and kayaking, with his wife Mary and their son, Evan.

Timothy R. Ward