Consistently named one of Lansing’s Most Effective lobbyists by lawmakers and capitol insiders, Wendy is the senior vice president of business advocacy for the Michigan Chamber.
Wendy leads the organization’s extensive legislative and political operations as well as member engagement activities. She is the organization’s chief lobbyist and is known for her deep policy knowledge, unwavering ethics and forthrightness, and commitment to pragmatic public policy.
Wendy has worked in and around Lansing’s political circles for over two decades and has her pulse on key business issues before the Michigan Legislature. Before joining the Chamber, Wendy held several policy-related positions in the Michigan House and Senate.
In addition to being named one of Lansing’s “Most Effective Membership Organization or Association” lobbyists many years running (most recently again in 2023), Wendy was recognized 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.
The Michigan Chamber is a statewide business organization representing 5,000 member businesses of every size and industry in all 83 counties. Chamber members collectively employ over a million Michiganders