LANSING – Former Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley has been named president of the Small Business Association of Michigan. Current SBAM president and CEO Rob Fowler will remain the organization’s CEO.

“We could not be happier or more excited to welcome Brian and to work with him in the fight to support Michigan small businesses and the men and women who work for them,” Fowler said.  “Brian has a long and accomplished record of advocating for the interests of small businesses in Michigan.  His experience, vision, and passion make him a perfect choice to lead our organization now and into the future.”

In 2008, then-Representative Calley was named SBAM’s Legislator of the Year.   As Lt. Governor, Calley’s hands-on approach helped guide two historic tax reforms and critical regulatory reform through the Legislature, expanding economic and employment growth in Michigan. 

“I am thrilled to advocate for the men and women who open and operate small businesses across our state, and for the individuals who make those businesses run,” Calley said.  “Small businesses power Michigan’s economy, and I’m ready to roll up my sleeves again to support them.

“SBAM’s future is exciting and its mission is critical to the success and growth of our state.  I look forward to working with Rob, the board, and small business leaders from every corner of Michigan in the important work that it does.”

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