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8.19.21 – Brian Calley
August 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Brian Calley is a collaborative leader who combines the skills from an accomplished private sector career with a heart for public service and a record of getting things done. He is passionate about making the world work better for all people and uses an inclusive problem-solving approach to make a difference.
As President of the Small Business Association of Michigan, Brian is able to put his passion for Michigan’s small businesses to work. He serves on the board of directors of a community bank and on the boards of both Special Olympics Michigan and the Autism Alliance of Michigan. He is also a Trustee of Oakland University.
Calley had the honor of serving as Michigan’s 63rd Lieutenant Governor from 2011-2018 where his work focused on a wide range of issues ranging from major tax code revisions to autism, disability, and mental health policy improvements.
Prior to serving as lieutenant governor, Calley served two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, two terms as an Ionia County commissioner and worked for over a decade in community banking. He holds degrees from Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Brian and his wife Julie live in Portland with their three children: Collin, Reagan and Karagan.