Print Friendly and PDF

Doug Rothwell

President and CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan

Doug Rothwell is president and CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan. He has worked as an executive in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Rothwell has worked for four governors in two states, including as Delaware’s chief of staff and chief executive of Michigan’s Economic Development Corp., in addition to chairing both incoming and outgoing gubernatorial transition teams. In the business world, he managed General Motors Co.’s 400-million-square-foot global real estate portfolio and was the CAO at Bank of America’s credit card subsidiary and part of the IPO team.

Rothwell serves as a director of ITC Holdings, is an executive-in-residence for Economic Development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and serves on the national advisory boards of UNC’s athletic foundation, Ackland Art Museum, and Chancellor’s Philanthropic Council. He previously chaired the Michigan Economic Development Corp., Michigan’s Life Sciences Corridor, the American Center for Mobility and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Board of Visitors.

Rothwell is a former presidential management fellow and has received the most prestigious honors awarded by the National Governors Association, the Michigan Economic Developers Association, and the University of Delaware for his public service.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a master’s degree, the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree, and the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School’s Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.