Brian Shoaf is the director of Government Relations in the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Lansing office. He is responsible for advocating for the Chamber’s legislative priorities at the state Capitol, growing the Chamber’s relationships with state leaders, and working with Chamber members to develop dynamic public policy that moves Southeast Michigan and the state forward. Shoaf also engages Chamber members through Lansing Days with Leadership Detroit classes and MICHauto investors.
Prior to joining the Chamber in 2022, Shoaf spent more than 20 years working in the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan Senate. Most recently, he was the senior budget advisor for the Michigan Senate Appropriations Chair. In this role, Shoaf helped develop and negotiate the state budget and supplemental spending. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University with a major in Economics. Shoaf lives in Lansing with his wife, two children, and the family dog.