By Joe DiBenedetto, Managing Director, Education & Social Impact

In his years of public service, Michigan State Senator Peter MacGregor has been a man of action. Serving as chairman of the appropriations subcommittee on health and human services, Senator MacGregor recently led the Senate in providing $524 million in federal COVID-19 funding to deliver much-needed supplies to front-line workers, help families in need of financial assistance, and to support critical state infrastructure.

A former small business owner, Senator MacGregor can empathize with the challenges facing local businesses experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID pandemic. During this episode of the Purposeful Pitch, Senator MacGregor shares his thoughts on the pandemic’s impact on Michigan and the efforts needed to continue to build on the progress seen across Grand Rapids and Kent County over the past decade.

In our conversation with Senator MacGregor, we also discuss the issue of systemic racism across the country and the protests taking place to institute necessary change. As all agree, the time to listen to voices calling for critical change to address racial injustice is long overdue, but that is where we must first start for such change to occur.

To continue the conversation or learn more about Lambert’s Education & Social Impact practice, contact Joe DiBenedetto.