Leavitt has extensive background in leadership roles at both the state and federal levels. He is driven by collaborating with great people and organizations to deliver policy outcomes that maximize their goals and benefit society.
Leavitt regularly demonstrates his ability to create effective coalitions on behalf of his clients supported by the management of effective grassroots campaigns. His vast network spans Michigan and Capitol Hill. These lobbying skills are enhanced by his ability to partner on economic development and investment planning projects.
He served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Dan Kildee and Michigan Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich. In these roles, Leavitt supported great leaders and tackled a lot of difficult policy and diplomatic questions. The results were bringing millions of federal dollars to aid Michigan communities through a complex federal housing program.
During Leavitt’s tenure as Senator Ananich’s Chief of Staff, the Flint water crisis struck his district and required a variety of critical response roles. He organized local community partners, overseeing crisis communications, and implementing his legislative agenda – ultimately securing over two-hundred million dollars to benefit residents.
Leavitt holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Central Michigan University.