Matthew Felan

President and Chief Executive OfficerGreat Lakes Bay Regional Alliance

Matthew Felan is the President & CEO of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance. Prior to joining the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance, Felan served as the Director of the McLaren Bay Medical Foundation from 2013-2014 and as the Chief Development Officer at Special Olympics Michigan from 2011-2012.

Felan worked as a political fundraiser for over a decade, spending extensive time in Washington, DC and Richmond, VA. Felan was the National Deputy Finance Director for Senator Hillary Clinton (2006-2008) and Finance Director/ PAC Director for Virginia Governor Tim Kaine (2004-2009).

Felan is a native of the Great Lakes Bay Region. He has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University. Felan is married to his wife Janelle who works in Global Human Resources at the Dow Chemical Company. Felan and Janelle have two children, Noah (11) and Alexandra (8).

Felan serves on the Boards of the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA, the Great Lakes Bay Economic Club, and the Great Lakes Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau.