Susan Corbin

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO)


Susan Corbin has been the Senior Chief Deputy of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity since the department's creation in August 2019 and is currently serving as Acting Director.

As Senior Chief Deputy, Susan led operations for all of LEO, with direct-line responsibility for the Labor agencies and Unemployment Insurance Offices.


In the past, Susan has served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Governor Whitmer, Director of Customer Assistance in the Michigan Public Service Commission, Deputy Director and Chief of Staff for the Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth where she had oversight responsibility for the Unemployment Insurance Agency, the Worker's Compensation Agency, and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration. She has also served as Director of Appointments for Governor Granholm.

Ms. Corbin began her professional career working for the Michigan Departments of Commerce, Labor and Transportation assisting with their cultural, educational and trade relations with the People's Republic of China.


She has a degree in International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University.