Michael Hawks was appointed by Governor Snyder in February 2011 to replace Phil Incarnati, whose term had expired. He is appointed for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2018. He serves as chair of the Athletic Affairs committee and a member of the Joint Oversight committee, and chairmen of the Eagle Administrative Services Board. He previously served as Vice Chair of Finance and Audit.
Hawks was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and grew up in Ypsilanti Township. He graduated from Ypsilanti High School where he excelled in football and received a full athletic-scholarship from Eastern Michigan University. Hawks earned a varsity letter as a true freshman and went on to be the team's starting Noseguard the next three seasons. While at EMU, he earned a bachelor's in business administration and subsequently earned a master's in higher education administration from Michigan State University.
After completing his higher education, he served as Chief of Staff for the Majority Floor Leader in the Michigan House of Representatives and on the Staff of the Speaker of the House.
He currently serves as a director of Governmental Consultant Services Inc. (GCSI) in Lansing, Michigan. GCSI is a multi-client Lobbying firm that is consistently recognized as Michigan's number one rated firm. Hawks individually has been voted among the top two lobbyists in the state by independent political surveys of Capitol insiders.
First appointed: February 2011
Current term expires: December 2018
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Ypsilanti, MI 48197