Chamber’s Government Relations Vice President Brad Williams Named to Crain’s ’50 Names to Know in Lobbying’October 26, 2020
Brad is the Detroit chamber of commerce’s day-to-day lobbyist at the Capitol, keeping tabs on everything from policy affecting manufacturers and hospitals to economic development and K-12 and higher education, where the chamber has focused much of its lobbying efforts in recent years because of talent deficits in the workforce. Brad is often a key player in getting Detroit-specific public policy through the Legislature. He was involved in the successful passage of the 2014 “grand bargain” legislation to get Detroit out of bankruptcy. He’s been a leading advocate for expanding mass transit options in Southeast Michigan and works on statewide transportation policy and funding issues. Brad also oversees the Detroit Chamber’s political action committee. Brad was a 2016 Crain’s 40 under 40 honoree.
Chamber partners Andrea Cascarilla, senior legislative director, and Sarah Hubbard, principal, both of Acuitas LLC were also awarded this recognition.