Gabe Rodriguez-Garriga is Vice President for Strategy for Business Leaders for Michigan. He is responsible for leading the organization’s efforts around COVID-19, reviewing the organization’s work plan and strategic priorities, and developing a long-term strategic direction. He also conducts research and develops and executes strategies for accomplishing policy objectives for the state’s economic recovery.
Previously, Gabe was the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships for the Detroit Regional Partnership where he was responsible for developing the organization’s strategy, regional partnerships, and supporting connections throughout the economy in Southeast Michigan.
Gabe was also the Chief Strategist for the MERC, working alongside co-chairs Gerry Anderson and Nancy Schlichting to advise state government on COVID-19 pandemic policies.
Prior to his work at DRP, Gabe worked at DTE Energy, supporting several Regional CEO Group initiatives, including the formation of the Detroit Regional Partnership. As a project leader at Boston Consulting Group, he managed multiple strategic projects for Fortune 500 companies, including leading the project management office for the Detroit Region’s bid for Amazon HQ2.
Gabe has a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Financial Mathematics and Economics from the University of Michigan, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.