In 2022 Rob Fowler became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Public Policy Associates (PPA). He brings to PPA more than 35 years of experience in the public policy arena as an association CEO and a board member of various organizations focused on business, health care, education, and housing.
Before PPA, Mr. Fowler held the position of president and CEO for the Small Business Association of Michigan for 21 years. Before that, he served as the executive director of the Council of Smaller Enterprises at the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. He also has served on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Health Endowment Fund (first Board Chair), Michigan Society of Association Executives (Chair), Michigan Health Insurance Access Advisory Committee (Chair), National Small Business Association, and Michigan State Housing Development Authority. He also served on the Steering Committee and as a co-chair of Launch Michigan, a statewide coalition working toward transformational K-12 education reform.
He has led several organizations through strategic planning and implementation of resulting plans and aids clients in leading through reflection on mission, vision, goals, and strategy. Mr. Fowler is skilled at coaching leaders through change, policy issues, and partnership development.
Mr. Fowler holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Ball State University.
He served on the Haslett Board of Education from 2004-2014.