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Anna Heaton

Anna Heaton works as Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Business Leaders for Michigan and is responsible for helping to build support for BLM’s key priorities such as education reform, infrastructure and economic development efforts.

Prior to joining Business Leaders for Michigan, Anna served as Press Secretary for Gov. Rick Snyder, serving as day-to-day media spokesperson in addition to working behind-the-scenes on strategic communications. Anna also worked under House Speaker Jase Bolger for four years, communicating complex issues such as tax reform, Detroit’s Grand Bargain and improved budgeting practices. Before beginning a career in government at the state level, Anna was an aide to Congresswoman Candice Miller in Washington, D.C.

Anna has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology from Western Michigan University.

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One More Item On Our 2018 To-Do List

Dec 12, 2018

Leading What’s Next… As we come to the end of another calendar year, it’s great to reflect on all that has been accomplished. We’ve made new strides in connecting business with...

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BLM releases 2018 statewide economic benchmarking data

Nov 12, 2018

DETROIT, Mich.—Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, released a major report on the state’s economic performance Monday, highlighting the impact of key policy and...

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5 things to know this month

May 14, 2019

May is set to be a significant month in shaping public policies that affect all of Michigan: 1.  The House and Senate are both moving auto no-fault insurance reform bills aimed at reducing costs for...

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Opinion: No half-fixes for Michigan roads

Apr 30, 2019

By Doug Rothwell; Published 10:01 p.m. ET April 17, 2019 Michigan drivers and our elected state leaders agree — Michigan’s roads and bridges are crumbling, and we need to fix them. Agreement is h...

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Business Leaders for Michigan applauds MSF approval of Jobs Ready Michigan

Apr 23, 2019

LANSING, Mich. – Recognizing growing talent needs, Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) engaged Public Sector Consultants to research and analyze the job training programs of other states who lead on...

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