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Dennis  Muchmore

Government Relations and Regulatory Advisor
Co-Leader, Government Relations and Regulatory Practice Group


Michigan State University, M.P.A.
Eastern Illinois University, B.S.
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Dennis Muchmore is an experienced public policy professional with more than 40 years of experience in the legislative and regulatory process. He most recently served as chief of staff for the State of Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder.

  • Represents clients in matters pertaining to state regulation
  • Assists clients in resolving complex issues with state and local government
  • Represents clients in governmental relations, which includes interaction with state and local departments and agencies, legislative committees, elected and appointed legislative staff, political matters, and participating in initiatives for trade associations and institutional clients
  • Provides strategic advice to companies regarding public policy and regulatory issues, as well as issues being considered by federal, state, and local legislative bodies


Prior Experience

  • State of Michigan, Office of the Governor, Chief of Staff, 2010-2016
  • DHR International, Executive Vice President, 2003-2010
  • DME LLC, Principal, 2002-2010
  • Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Executive Director, 2007-2009
  • Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates, Principal, 1988-2002
  • GCSI, Legislative Co-Ordinator, 1984-1988
  • Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Senior Vice President, 1980-1984
  • State of Michigan, Administrative Assistant to three Senators, 1973-1980
  • State of Michigan, Consultant to the Select Committee on Municipal Finance, 1976-1978



  • Michigan Natural Resources Commission, Thomas L. Washington Lifetime Commitment to Conservation Award, 2016
  • Eastern Illinois University, Distinguished Alumnus, 2013
  • Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration
  • Michigan State University, Public Administration Program Alumnus of the Year, 1998
  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)/Natural Resources Trust Fund (NRTF) Partner in Conservation Award
  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities
  • Farm Credit Council Eagle

Professional & Community Involvement

Michigan State University

  • Public Policy Advisory Board Member

American Society of Public Administration

American Society of Political Consultants

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

  • Life Member

Oakland University

  • Board of Trustees, Member

GreenStone Farm Credit Services

  • Board of Directors, Member

Eastern Illinois University Foundation

Eastern Illinois University Alumni Association

Michigan State University Alumni Association

Delta Sigma Phi International Fraternity Foundation

Michigan Livestock Expo

  • Board of Directors, Former Member

Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund

  • Former Chair and Member

Michigan Professional Standards Commission for Teachers

  • Board of Directors, Former Member

Metropolitan Affairs Coalition

  • Board of Directors, Member

Phoenix Composite Solutions

Physician's Health Plan MM

Liberty Renewable Fuels

Capitol Area Humane Society

Wayne County Community College Foundation

Climate Action Council

Lansing Community College Foundation

Lansing Symphony Orchestra

American Society of Public Administration, Capitol Chapter

Bush Campaign, Pioneer, 2000 and 2004

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