Director of Organizational Growth and Values: Shelly Edgerton
Shelly Edgerton is the former Director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining LARA, Edgerton dedicated 27 years of service to the state Legislature where she served most recently in the capacity of Deputy Senate Majority Counsel in the Senate Majority Policy Office. She also previously held titles of Assistant Senate Majority Counsel and Chief of Staff for Senator Dave Honigman, and was the Supervisor of Gun Plain Township for eight years.
After leaving her position with the State of Michigan, Shelly served as Senior Counsel in the Dykema law firm Government Policy and Practice group specializing in state and local regulatory issues. She has since opened her own consulting firm, SE Strategies, LLC and works extensively in the cannabis regulatory field. She earned her bachelor's degree and a Master of Public Administration degree from Western Michigan University. She went on to receive her juris doctor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School.