Ryan Tarrant is Chief Operating Officer for Business Leaders for Michigan. He is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organization, overseeing the execution of the organization’s work plan, managing major events, and directing Board member engagement.
Tarrant previously served for five years as president and CEO of the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. Under his leadership, the chamber added hundreds of new memberships and secured more than $1 million in funding for a talent attraction and retention initiative. The organization also was named the 2019 Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals Large Chamber of the Year.
Prior to the chamber, Tarrant held a variety of positions in government and politics. He served as chief of staff to U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar and as district director for U.S. Rep. Dave Camp. He also was a political affairs manager for the Michigan Bankers Association.
Tarrant has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Saginaw Valley State University.