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Wendy Block

Wendy Block

Senior VP of Business Advocacy and Member Engagement

(517) 371-7678

Named one of Lansing’s Most Effective Single-Issue Lobbyists (2007, 2009, 2013 and 2019), Wendy leads the organization’s extensive legislative and political operations and member engagement activities. She has a direct responsibility for developing and advancing legislative and regulatory proposals and agendas representing MI Chamber members’ interests on a wide range of issues, including health care, legal reform and employment law. Wendy regularly speaks to chambers, trade associations and other groups across the state and country about ballot proposals and key legislative and regulatory issues. 

Wendy has worked in and around Lansing’s political circles for over two decades. Before joining the Chamber, Wendy served as a policy advisor for the Michigan House of Representatives and held other policy-related positions in the Michigan House and Senate. 

In addition to being named one of Lansing’s “Most Effective Single-Issue Lobbyists” many years running, Wendy has been recognized as one of the top two “Best Association Lobbyists” by the MIRS/EPIC-MRA Insider Survey in 2021, and most recently in Crain’s 2022 50 Names to Know in Lobbying.  

Wendy holds a B.A. from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. She is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management (IOM), the Leadership Michigan program and the Leadership Development Program (LDP) at the Center for Creative Leadership.