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Doug Rothwell

President & CEO 

Doug Rothwell has worked as an executive in the public, private and non-profit sectors having worked for three state Governors and two Fortune 500 companies.  He currently is President and CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan, the state’s business roundtable consisting of the most senior executives of Michigan’s largest employers.

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Sabrina Keeley

Chief Operating Officer 

Sabrina Keeley is Chief Operating Officer for Business Leaders for Michigan, responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organization and overseeing the execution of the organization’s work plan. Her work includes managing economic development initiatives, major events and Board member engagement.  Sabrina serves on the Detroit Region Aerotropolis (VantagePort) Executive Board and Detroit Creative Corridor Center governing board.

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Tim Sowton

Vice President, Government Affairs & Public Policy

Tim Sowton is Vice President, Government Affairs & Public Policy for Business Leaders for Michigan responsible for policy advocacy, policy development, and supporting the organization’s economic development efforts.

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Kelly Chesney

Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Kelly Chesney is Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Business Leaders for Michigan, her responsibilities include managing and facilitating media relations, as well as integrating marketing and communications strategies that support and advance the organization’s mission. 

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Jennifer Hayes

Director of Administration & Outreach

Jennifer Hayes, Director of Administration & Outreach for Business Leaders for Michigan, is responsible for managing events and special projects. Jennifer also assists with board-related activities, outreach efforts and various day-to-day organizational functions.  

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Donna Salive

Executive Assistant

Donna Salive serves as executive assistant at Business Leaders for Michigan. Donna provides support to the president and vice president and coordination for the Board of Directors and committees. She also supports the organization's communications operations. Prior to joining Business Leaders for Michigan, she was executive assistant and office manager at Comcast Cable in Michigan.

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Amy Novak

Special Assistant for Projects & Outreach

Amy Novak serves as Special Assistant for Projects and Outreach for Business Leaders for Michigan. She helps prepare for the organization's events, board meetings and outreach activities and provides administrative support to staff of the organization. Amy also assists with media efforts and special projects.

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