Kurtis T. Wilder, an attorney at Detroit’s Butzel, has been elected Chair of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for a one-year term.
Last year, he was named to the executive committee. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is a statewide business advocacy organization with more than 5,000 members.
“The Michigan Chamber team, Board of Directors and members, and our state’s businesses, communities and families will benefit immeasurably from Kurtis Wilder’s leadership as chair,” says Jim Holcomb, president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. “His range of expertise, keen policy insight, willingness to listen, understand and dig in, and spirit of service are the perfect mix to help lead our work in 2023.”
Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Wilder is a shareholder with Butzel. He concentrates his practice in litigation, appeals, and mediation and facilitation. He serves as a neutral mediator/arbitrator with New Era ADR, a digital advanced dispute resolution platform. He has been a senior lecturing fellow at Regent University School of Law.
He served on the Michigan Supreme Court following his appointment by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 9, 2017. Prior to that time, Wilder served as a judge for 25 years on both the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Washtenaw County Trial Court.
Wilder, the 112th justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the U-M Law School.