Michael Hawks was appointed by Governor Snyder in February 2011 to replace Phil Incarnati, whose term had expired. He was reappointed for a second term expiring Dec. 31, 2026.
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 an owner/officer 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.
Regent Hawks serves as Chair of the Athletic Affairs committee and is a member of the Joint Oversight Committee and the Eagle Administrative Services Board.
First appointed: February 2011
Current term expires: December 2026
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