Ms. Bright McClanahan serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the MEDC. In this position, she oversees all operations for the organization, including administrative and programmatic services.
Prior to joining the MEDC, Ms. Bright McClanahan served as the Budget Director for the Michigan Department of Human Services for four years. She began her career in state government at the Michigan State Budget Office, supporting the development and monitoring of the Michigan Medicaid and Department of Human Services budgets.
Ms. Bright McClanahan graduated from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy with a master’s degree in public policy. She received a dual Bachelor of Arts degree from Valparaiso University in political science and French, graduating Summa Cum Laude as a Christ College Honors Scholar.