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Doug Rothwell

Doug Rothwell has worked as an executive in the public, private and non-profit sectors. For the past decade, he’s led Business Leaders for Michigan – a business roundtable of corporate CEO’s from the state’s largest companies working to grow jobs and the state’s economy.  He’s worked for four Governors in two states, including Delaware’s chief of staff and chief executive of Michigan’s Economic Development Corporation, in addition to chairing both incoming and outgoing gubernatorial transition teams.  In the business world, he managed General Motors’ 400 million square foot global real estate portfolio and was the CAO at Bank of America’s credit card subsidiary.

In Michigan, Doug chairs both the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the American Center for Mobility, serves as a director of ITC Holdings (America’s largest energy transmission company) and serves on the management board of the Renaissance Venture Capital Fund.  In North Carolina, Doug serves in various roles for his alma mater at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including Chair of the Board of Visitors and a member of the Board of Advisors for UNC athletics and the Chancellor’s Philanthropic Council.  He also serves on various task forces for the Town of Chapel Hill.

Doug graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Master of Public Administration degree, the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts degree and the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School’s Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. He’s a former Presidential Management Fellow and has received the most prestigious honors awarded by the National Governors Association, the Michigan Economic Developers Association and the University of Delaware for his public service.

 

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