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Dynamic former three-term state legislator, multi-state lobbyist, and MPPA candidate with 12+ years of experience in public policy at the local, state, and federal levels. Proven record of collaborating cross-functionally across teams, building relationships with stakeholders, developing advocacy strategies, and advancing business priorities. Strong ability to:

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop policy priorities in line with critical metrics and KPIs

  • Draft advocacy materials and related messaging points, testimony, and other policy materials for relevant stakeholders

  • Work in concert with senior leadership to identify and foster relationships with key associations and industry partners


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

| Talking Points | Testimony | Executive Briefings | Sustainability | Health Technology | Privacy & AI Policy | Insurance | Financial Services


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Michigan House of Representatives

State Representative | District 24 | (term-limited)

Elected in 2016 and reelected in 2018 and 2020 (three terms). Served ~ 95,000 constituents:

  • Chairman of the Committee on Commerce & Tourism (two terms), supervised and managed ~5 legislative and committee staff, drafting attorneys, and served on both the Appropriations Committee and policy committees

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

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

  • Authored over 20 Public Acts, including legislation to modernize government procurement, regulate cryptocurrency, bolster economic development incentives, aid small businesses, and promote economic diversification

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

  • Chief advocate for small-business acceleration package to aid with state grants, entrepreneurial growth, and procurement


Lansing, MI

January 2017 – January 2023

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Macomb County Government

County Commissioner | District 10

Defeated incumbent of 20 years. 2nd youngest elected 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, managed 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 multinational clients for direct lobbying, drafting advocacy materials, building relationships with trade associations, and influencing legislation:

  • Devised government relations strategies and key partnerships with industry and trade associations.

  • Directed political action committees (PAC), drafted testimony and policy briefs, and lobbied legislators in eight states.


Mount Clemens, MI

May 2014 – December 2016

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

Government Relations Consultant

Consulted company on multi-state government affairs strategies, managed external consultants and lobbyists, administered PAC operations, and briefed C-level executives on policy developments:

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

  • Directly represented the company on industry associations and trade associations such as the National Association of Dental Plans’ Government Relations and Research Commissions and issues such as ACA/Medicaid expansion.

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 to oversee multi-state and federal government affairs, manage external consultants, and advocated for one of the nation’s largest dental insurance companies and the Health Kids Dental (HKD) program:

  • Collaborated cross-functionally with Corporate Communications, Marketing, Finance, Legal, Sales, and other business units on government affairs, community outreach, media relations, messaging, communications, and branding.

  • Facilitated the expansion of the HKD and Medicaid/CHIP programs with the state departments after successfully lobbying the Legislature to administer the program and expand to all 83 counties over three administrations.


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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Northwestern University | Evanston, IL

Master of Public Policy and Administration (M.P.P.A.) | Public Policy Specialization | 2024

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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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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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