President & CEO
Doug Rothwell has worked as an executive in the public, private and non-profit sectors having worked for three state Governors in two different states and two Fortune 500 companies, General Motors and Bank of America’s credit card subsidiary. He currently is President and CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan, an organization consisting exclusively of the CEO’s from the state’s largest job providers. Business Leaders for Michigan conducts research, develops strategies, educates the public and both leads and advocates for actions to grow Michigan’s economy. He chairs the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, an organization he once founded and led, and chaired Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s Transition Team.
Doug graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Masters of Public Administration degree, the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts degree and the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School’s Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.
He’s received the most prestigious honors awarded by the National Governors Association, the Michigan Economic Developers Association and the University of Delaware for his public service.