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  • MPPA candidate, former three-term state legislator, and multi-state lobbyist with 11+ years of experience in government relations who specializes in influencing legislation and shaping state and federal public policy

  • Persuasive influencer with a record of formulating coalitions and proactive and reactive engagement strategies with public officials and regulators at the local, state, and federal levels of government

  • Innovative leader, collaborative communicator, and critical thinker who excels at engaging cross-functionally with various teams to foster key stakeholder relationships and synthesize complex policies into digestible concepts


Legislative Tracking | Public Policy Analysis | Direct Lobbying | Public Relations | Public Speaking | Presentations | Talking Points | Strategic Partnerships | Communications | Stakeholder Engagement | Multi-State Advocacy | Messaging | Op-Eds | Factsheets | ESG

 | Coalitions | Regulatory Affairs | White Papers | Executive Briefings | Health Policy | Sustainability | FiscalNote | Quorum | R


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Northwestern University | Evanston, IL

Master of Public Policy and Administration (M.P.P.A.) | Specialization: Data Analytics | 2025 (Expected)

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Michigan State University | East Lansing, MI

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) | Economics | 2012

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) | Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy | 2012

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) | Public Policy and Public Administration | 2012


Honors: Student Body President | Liaison to the MSU Board of Trustees | Dean’s List | Men’s Lacrosse


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Michigan House of Representatives

State Representative | District 24 | (term-limited)

  • Appointed Chairman of the Commerce Committee (two terms) and Vice Chair of Local Government & Municipal Finance, directed  ~five legislative and committee staff, and oversaw ~$60 billion on the Appropriations Committee

  • Successfully lobbied the Governor to expand healthcare via telehealth platforms during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Strategically secured a $5 billion investment for the second-largest collocated data center in the US

  • Led economic incentive projects in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to strategically align policymakers, resulting in record-breaking EV and AV investments from 2020 to 2022

  • Authored over 20 bipartisan Public Acts, including legislation to modernize government procurement, regulate zoning and land use, bolster economic incentives, and enhance workforce development programs

Lansing, MI

January 2017 – January 2023

Macomb County Government

County Commissioner | District 10

The youngest commissioner elected in history to directly serve ~72,000 residents in the state’s third-largest county:

  • Elected as only one of three officers of the Board of Commissioners, collectively served ~ 900,000 residents, and ~ 2,400 employees, controlled an annual $1+ billion budget, and Chaired the Justice & Public Safety Committee

  • Saved $2.1 million in road funding and reduced annual maintenance costs by $230,000 by eliminating redundancies and strategically engaging internal stakeholders, community leaders, and local government agencies


Mount Clemens, MI

January 2015 – January 2017

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Campaign Finance Strategies LLC

President and Founder

Structured a successful multistate government affairs firm and portfolio of clients for direct lobbying, drafting advocacy materials, influencing legislation, and administering FEC-level political action committees (PACs):

  • Administered client PAC compliance, drafted compelling testimony and policy briefs, and lobbied legislators and officials across eight states along with Members of Congress and federal agencies in Washington, D.C.

  • Developed innovative government relations strategies by forging strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, industry associations, and trade associations, showcasing a track record of advancing critical policy agendas


Lansing MI

May 2014 – December 2016

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Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, Inc.

Government Relations Consultant

Advised on federal and multi-state government affairs strategies, managed external consultants and third-party vendors, built key relationships, coordinated PAC operations, and briefed C-level executives on policy developments:

  • Represented the company before industry and trade associations, such as NCOIL and NAIC, and on such issues as the ACA, Medicaid expansion, Medicare, Medicaid, tax policy, and state and federal appropriations.

  • Collaborated cross-functionally with Corporate Communications, Marketing, Finance, Legal, Sales, and other business units on community outreach, media relations, messaging, campaign finance compliance, and branding

Okemos, MI

May 2014 – September 2016

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Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, Inc.

Government Relations Coordinator & PAC Manager

Assumed newly created role in lobbying at the state and federal levels, tracking and monitoring legislation, and advocating for one of the nation’s largest dental insurance companies and the Health Kids Dental (HKD) program:

  • Identified and monitored federal and state legislation and regulations, spearheaded special projects including the Brighter Futures advocacy campaign, and commissioned a study to quantify preventable ER utilization

  • Facilitated the expansion of the HKD and Medicaid/CHIP programs with state departments by strategically lobbying the Legislature and CMS to expand the public-private pilot program to all Michigan counties

  • Worked under the direction of the SVP and Government Relations Manager to monitor, track, and analyze legislation and proposed rules across eight states and in Washington, D.C. while reforming PAC operations and drafting materials:

  • Transformed Delta Dental’s state PAC within the top 50 through strategic planning, effective communication, accounting staff training, cross-functional collaboration, and revitalizing employee engagement methods


Okemos, MI

May 2012 – May 2014

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Associated Students of Michigan State University

President and Chairman

Served as Chief Executive Officer, Student Liaison to MSU’s of Trustees, and Chairman of the General Assembly:

  • Managed 108 employees,  3 attorneys, ~ $2.2 million in annual tax revenue and investments, represented ~47,000 students, and supervised Central Staff, Event Planning, Government Affairs, and Communications Departments.

  • Successfully spearheaded HB 4393 (Medical Amnesty) through the Michigan Legislature and Administration.

  • Vastly increased MSU’s student voter turnout from 1.8% to roughly 10% of the student body through targeted marketing, strategic partnerships with non-governmental organizations, and cutting-edge advocacy efforts.

East Lansing, MI

April 2011 – May 2012


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L'Anse Creuse High School | Harrison Township, MI | March 2024 - Present

Assistant Coach | Varsity Boys' Lacrosse Team

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Detroit United Lacrosse Club | Detroit, MI | June 2023 - Present

Assistant Coach | Detroit Panthers Boys' Lacrosse Team

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L'Anse Creuse Community Action Coalition | Clinton Township, MI | February 2002 - July 2018

Co-Chairperson | July 2015 - July 2018

Secretary | July 2014 - July 2015

Member | February 2002 - July 2018

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L'Anse Creuse Foundation | Clinton Township, MI | July 2015 - July 2018

Secretary of the Board of Directors | June 2015 - June 2017

Member | June 2013 - July 2018


Commendation of Service | House Resolution #406’22 | Michigan House of Representatives | 2022




Champion of Free Enterprise Award | Michigan Chamber of Commerce | 2022



Legislator of the Year | Small Business Association of Michigan | 2021



Panelist | “Post-Pandemic Economic Development” | Michigan Economic Developers’ Association | March 2021




Legislative Economic Development Champion | Michigan Economic Developers’ Association | 2020




Keynote Speaker, “Leadership Symposium” | James Madison College at Michigan State University | 2019 - 2020



Commendation of Service | Proclamation #R16-258 | Macomb County Board of Commissioners | 2016




Guest Lecturer, “Student Leadership Development ” (EAD 315) | Michigan State University | 2011 – 2014

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