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Becky Burtka

Becky Burtka

Vice President of Member Engagement

(517) 371-7674

As VP of member engagement, Becky manages the execution of the MI Chamber’s Signature Events series, including MI ATHENA and DE&I. In addition, she assists with the Chamber’s many educational and training offerings. As a member of the Business Advocacy team, Becky also utilizes her legislative skills to assist on state budget related items of interest to MI Chamber members — infrastructure funding, workforce and talent and economic development. 

Prior to joining the MI Chamber, Becky spent over half of her career in various leadership roles within the Michigan House and Senate, working on state budgets and policies that impact Michigan businesses and families. Most notably, she was a lead architect in the Strategic Outreach and Attraction Reserve (SOAR) Fund, developed in 2021, to retain and attract talent and job creators in Michigan. Additionally, Becky spent years developing the state budget alongside many MI House Speakers and Appropriations Chairs, whom she assisted in managing billions of state and federal dollars to create fiscally responsible and targeted budgets.  

In her experience in the private sector, Becky served as the director of external and legislative affairs with AT&T Michigan, where she aided in the passage of key legislation and developed relationships with local officials throughout the pandemic to assist with distance working and learning. 

Becky holds a bachelor’s degree from Oakland University in Rochester, MI. She is the recipient of the 2018 Legislative Leadership Award and two-time nominee for the Jon Farley Exceptional Legislative Staffer Award. She is a member of various equestrian organizations including the American Quarter Horse Association, Michigan Quarter Horse Association and the National Snaffle Bit Association. She also regularly volunteers with her local Band Boosters club. 

Her favorite part about working at the MI Chamber is the team’s collaborative approach to addressing members’ needs, pragmatic solutions facing businesses of all shapes and sizes and the strong professional environment that promotes growth and success for each employee and business member.