Where Influence Grows

The mission of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance is "to encourage, support and celebrate regional collaboration and initiatives that will improve the economic vitality and quality of life in the Great Lakes Bay Region."

Among the ways we help do this is through working with legislators at the local, state and national level to help policymakers better understand the assets, opportunities and needs of the region. Our Advocacy Council builds relationships and seeks legislative solutions to a variety of issues that affect our region’s business, infrastructure, education and quality of life.

Advocacy Council Members

  • Terence Moore, President/CEO, Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance
  • David Dunn, Chair, President/CEO, Wolverine Bank
  • Sid Allen, President/CEO, Midland Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Brooke Beebe, Director of Government & Political Affairs, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Tom Begin, Community Services Regional Manager East, Consumers Energy
  • Paul Chaffee, Executive Communications Consultant, Paul C. Chaffee LLC
  • Mitzi Dimitroff, President. R.D.S. Management
  • James Fabiano, Partner/Owner, Fabiano Brothers
  • Gavin Goetz, Regional Director External Affairs, AT & T
  • Bill Gagliardi, Director of Branding & Public Affairs, Dow Kokam
  • Veronica Horn, State Government Affairs Manager, Dow Corning Corporation
  • Judy Rapanos, Community Leader
  • Mike Seward, President & CEO, Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Herb Spence III, President/CEO, Spence Brothers Construction
  • Joe Valent, Director of Government Affairs, Midland Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Bob Van Deventer, President/CEO, Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce
  • Bill Wortz, Lobbyist, Public Affairs Associates