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Doug Rothwell

President & CEO 


Doug Rothwell has worked as an executive in the public, private and non-profit sectors having served 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, the state's business roundtable, composed of the top executives from the state’s largest job providers and dedicated to making Michigan a Top Ten state for economic growth. 

Doug's civic engagement includes chairing the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, an organization he once founded and led, and serving on the Board of Visitors for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the U.S. Council on Competitiveness.  He formerly 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.  

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