Oakland University Honors Honigman Advisor Dennis Muchmore

Oakland University is honoring Dennis Muchmore, government relations and regulatory advisor for the Lansing office of Detroit’s Honigman, by naming a new public policy series after him.
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Oakland University is honoring Dennis Muchmore, government relations and regulatory advisor for the Lansing office of Detroit’s Honigman, by naming a new public policy series after him.

The newly established series, presented by the Oakland University Center for Civic Engagement, seeks to become an annual event where critical issues facing the region, state, or nation are discussed. The initiative’s goal is to foster meaningful discussions and provide insights for public policy.

Muchmore is co-leader of the government relations and regulatory practice group at Honigman in its Lansing office.

Prior to joining the firm, he served as chief of staff to former Gov. Rick Snyder and managed the issues of the 19 state departments and some 47,000 employees. His 40 years in and out of government in a variety of roles and challenges give him extensive knowledge of the inner workings of government.

Earlier in his career, he was a principal at the Lansing lobbying firm Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates.

“Dennis is a legend in political circles and in the field of public policy in Lansing and across Michigan,” says David Foltyn, chairman and CEO of Honigman. “Dennis has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to government relations and public service and unparalleled expertise throughout his career. This recognition is a testament to his leadership and efforts in helping to shape meaningful policies in Michigan. It is an honor to have Dennis on the Honigman team and collaborate with Oakland University.”

“On behalf of our Oakland University community, I’m so grateful to Bobby and Nancy Schostak for their impactful gift to establish the Dennis Muchmore Public Policy Series,” says Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, president of Oakland University. “What a truly thoughtful and meaningful way to honor our friend, and to celebrate his years of civic service, his contributions to the state of Michigan, and his years as a member of the Oakland University Board of Trustees.”

The inaugural event is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, in the Oakland Banquet Rooms at the Oakland Center on the Oakland University campus in Rochester.

Chuck Stokes, WXYZ-TV editorial and public affairs director and host of “Spotlight on the News,” will moderate a discussion with Snyder and former Gov. James Blanchard. The discussion will be focused on the current state of Michigan and national politics, as well as on serving the common good and fostering civility in public discourse.