For Immediate Release
May 25, 2016
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ABC of Michigan Announces Jeff Wiggins as
New State Director
Chris Fisher Joins Midwest Strategy Group as Partner with ABC as Client
LANSING, MI – Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan (ABC) is pleased to announce Jeff Wiggins will be joining the association as its new State Director. ABC also announced that it will continue to work closely with Chris Fisher as he joins Midwest Strategy Group as Partner with the Lansing-based governmental affairs firm.
“Jeff Wiggins will be an incredible asset for the organization and will play a key role in managing and strategically growing the association,” said Board Chair Mike Houseman, North American President of Wolverine Building Group. “Under the leadership of Wiggins, this new arrangement will lead to new opportunities for ABC members and benefit the industry across Michigan.”
Wiggins currently serves as Policy Advisor in the Michigan House of Representatives and as the lead policy staff for the House Energy Committee. He previously served as Chief of Staff for Majority Floor Leader Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton), and as an aide for former Rep. John Walsh (R-Livonia) and former Attorney General Mike Cox (R-Livonia). Wiggins has a Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in history from Michigan State University.
“ABC has always been a leader in helping promote Merit Shop construction in Michigan to the benefit of the industry and our entire state,” said Wiggins. “I am thrilled to be working with the membership to lead the organization as construction firms are returning to full capacity and as opportunities present themselves to advance and defend Merit Shop construction and the important pillar of free enterprise in Michigan.”
ABC will also be continuing its relationship with Chris Fisher who has a decade of experience in working with the organization. Fisher is joining Midwest Strategy Group as a partner this summer with ABC as a client of the firm.
“The ABC Board of Directors is excited that Chris Fisher will continue to advocate on behalf of our industry and membership with the great mix of talent at Midwest Strategy Group,” said Housemen. “ABC has seen many gains and experienced significant growth under Chris’ leadership and we believe that he and Midwest Strategy Group are of tremendous benefit to the organization.”
Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan is a statewide association serving Michigan's commercial and industrial construction sectors. Founded on the merit shop philosophy to provide equal opportunities to all contractors and all workers, ABC of Michigan works with three state chapters to help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.