One of Lansing’s Most Effective Single-Issue Lobbyists (2007, 2009, 2013 and 2019)
Wendy Block joined the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in 2004. As the Vice President of Business Advocacy and Member Engagement, Wendy is responsible for developing and advancing legislative and regulatory proposals and agendas representing Chamber members’ interests on a wide range of issues, including health care, legal reform, workforce development and employment law. Wendy also manages the Chamber’s member engagement activities, including the Chamber’s signature events and webinar and training programs.
Prior to the Chamber
Wendy has worked in and around Lansing’s political circles for two decades. Before joining the Chamber, Wendy served as a policy advisor for the Michigan House of Representatives, covering health insurance, financial services and education issues. She held other policy-related positions in the Michigan House and Senate.
Did You Know?
A native of Holland, Michigan, 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.
Lawmakers, lobbyists identified wendy, association executives and executive branch officials in the MIRS/EPIC-MRA Insider’s Survey as one of Lansing’s most effective single-issue lobbyists (2007, 2009, 2013 and 2019). Wendy serves on the following boards and committees:
- The Council of State Chambers Policy Center Advisory Board
- The Michigan Self-Insurers’ Association Board of Managers
- The Council of State Chambers Employment and Labor Committee (co-chair) and the Unemployment Insurance Agency’s Employer Advisory Committee
Wendy regularly speaks to chambers, trade associations and other groups across the state and country about ballot proposals and key legislative and regulatory issues.