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Tim Sowton

Tim Sowton is Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy for Business Leaders for Michigan and is responsible for policy advocacy, policy development, and supporting the organization’s economic development efforts.

Prior to joining Business Leaders for Michigan, Tim was Regional Director of Government Relations for R. L. Polk & Co., based in Southfield, Michigan. In that position, Tim managed all government relations efforts for a 17-state region, including Michigan. In addition, he supported the company’s business development efforts, negotiating agreements with private vendors. Tim also served for nine years in the administration of former Governor John Engler, holding several positions focusing on policy and legislation, with his last position being Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs.

Tim has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan.

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