Jack Schmitt - Board Chair
Jack Schmitt is currently the Michigan Director of The Impact Project, a multi-state project to advance state-level economic and democracy policies that give everyone a chance to succeed in our economy and participate in our democracy. He also serves as a Senior Advisor at 5 Lakes Energy, a Michigan-based policy consulting firm dedicated to advancing policies and programs that promote clean energy and sound water policy for a resilient environment.
Prior to these roles, Jack served as the Chief of Staff to House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D – East Lansing) and has an extensive background working within government, the advocacy community and on electoral campaigns. In his previous role as the Deputy Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Jack played a leadership role in a multi-year campaign to overhaul Michigan’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards. He also has experience designing and implementing programs promoting citizen engagement in government and a successful track record building and growing organizations focused on advancing policy change.
Jack lives in East Lansing and serves on the board of the Michigan Political History Society.