Advocacy Team

Rich Studley

President & CEO
PH: (517) 371-7659

As Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Chamber, Rich is responsible for the planning, organizing, and directing of all Chamber programs including legislative and political action. He is a registered lobbyist and serves as the Chamber's chief spokesperson on a wide range of subjects including Transportation, Travel & Tourism, and Telecommunications.

James R. Holcomb

Senior V.P. of Business Advocacy and General Counsel
PH: (517) 371-7696

Jim has overall responsibility for the Chamber's political action and business advocacy programs. His specialty areas include issues management & communications, tax policy, lawsuit abuse, congressional relations and government reform.

Tricia Kinley

Senior Director of Tax & Regulatory Reform
PH: (517) 371-7669

Tricia is the Chamber's lobbyist responsible for Chamber tax and regulatory policy and initiatives. She is also responsible for staffing, organizing and directing the Chamber's standing committee on tax policy.

Wendy Block

Director of Health Policy and Human Resources
PH: (517) 371-7678

Wendy is the Chamber's lobbyist responsible for Chamber health policy and human resources initiatives, such as health care, employment relations/labor, unemployment insurance, workers' compensation and lawsuit abuse. She is also responsible for staffing, organizing, and directing the Chamber's standing committee on health policy and human resources.

Jason Geer

Director of Energy & Environmental Policy
PH: (517) 371-7673

Jason is the Chamber's lobbyist responsible for Chamber energy and environmental policies and initiatives.

Brad Hantler

Manager of Grassroots & Political Action
PH: (517) 371-7640

Brad is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive grassroots and political action program for the Michigan Chamber. He is also responsible for coordinating the Chamber's regional meetings and PAC II Golf Outing. In addition, Brad is responsible for PAC fundraising.