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Updates About Governor

Governor's Office Announces New Hires, Promotions

Update: Nov 11-21, 2023

Governor Whitmer recently announced multiple people that were hired and promoted within the office.

Recently Hired

• Jenita Moore, Director of the Office of Community Engagement

• Eric Keller, Community Engagement Advisor

• Jamil Poonja, Senior Advisor

• Mikhail Perkins, Legislative Affairs Specialist

• Aaron Sepulveda, Policy Advisor

• Kristin Brady, Technical Assistance Center Director

• Harnoor Kaur, Appointment Specialist

• Madilyn Meredith, Issue Specialist

• Ian Earle, Issue Specialist

• Joshua Szewczul, Issue Specialist


• Zack Pohl, Principal Deputy Chief of Staff

• Maria Martinez, Deputy Chief of Staff

'Dolly Pardon' Wins Governor's Turkey Pardon Naming Contest

Update: Nov 11-21, 2023

Governor Whitmer announced her second winner of the turkey pardon naming contest since taking office.

Dolly Pardon, submitted by Jay Kozlowski of West Bloomfield, was the selected name out of almost 4000 entries this year.

Whitmer’s ‘You Can in Michigan’ Launches to Promote Michigan

Update: Oct 2-13, 2023

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Governor Whitmer announced the “You Can in Michigan” campaign to advertise Michigan and showcase what makes Michigan an ideal place to live. The campaign will run states like California, Washington D.C., Ohio, Illinois, New York, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.

The campaign is made up of two parts. One will be a $20 million advertising campaign through commercials, radio, print placements, website, and social media. The other will showcase an all-inclusive website where people can look through Michigan jobs and education, living cost, and other resources. The campaign aims to try to reverse Michigan’s aging, stagnant population and encourage talent to settle in the state for the long term.