Chief Executive Officer
Bob Filka

a Muskegon native, Bob has served the state association for 11 years. Filka has 30 years of government and policy experience in both Washington, D. C. and Lansing. Early in his career, he was a legislative aide to the late Grand Rapidsarea Congressman Paul Henry. Upon returning to Michigan, he served as a policy advisor to Governor John Engler. He was appointed by Engler as President of the Michigan Strategic Fund and became part of the original executive leadership group that created the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Bob is active in numerous organizations and has served stints as Chair of the Habitat for Humanity of Michigan Board of Directors and the Michigan Virtual University among others. E-mail