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Jennifer M. Granholm Biography


Former two-term governor of Michigan Jennifer M. Granholm led Michigan though a period of unprecedented economic challenge and change.

Jennifer Granholm @ podiumGranholm became the first woman to be elected as governor of Michigan in 2002, and in 2006 she was re-elected with what was at the time, the largest number of votes ever cast for governor in the state. She was term limited in 2011.

Prior to being elected governor, Granholm was the Michigan Attorney General from 1998-2002.

After leaving public office, Granholm joined the faculty at UC Berkeley, teaching courses in law and public policy, and is a Senior Research Fellow at both the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, and the California Institute on Energy and the Environment.

Granholm is chair of the American Jobs Project, a multi-university research initiative focused on state-based policies to create jobs in clean energy, and does research in the subjects of artificial intelligence, employment and automation.

She is a senior contributor to CNN, is the Managing Partner for the Sustainability Group of Ridge-Lane, LLC, is the CEO of Granholm Mulhern Associates, and serves on several boards of companies and nonprofits. She is also the co-author of the political bestseller, A Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future.

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