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Michelle Lange serves as the director for the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB), heading up the state agency that provides information technology, business and administrative services to Michigan's residents, businesses, state agencies, state employees, and retirees.
With extensive experience in government operations and a passion for creating opportunities for all, Lange sets strategic direction and ensures timely delivery of services to more than 48,000 state employees and 9.9 million Michigan residents. With an annual budget of $1.4 billion, DTMB employs more than 2,800 staff in IT, procurement, cybersecurity, facilities administration and other business services.
Prior to her appointment as director, Lange served as the department’s acting director, chief deputy director and also held the position of director of Executive Direction and Operations for DTMB with responsibilities for the organization's strategic planning, communications, and legislative relations. Additionally, she served as the chief of staff to the DTMB director and as the department legislative liaison. Lange also worked for Gov. Whitmer under the chief operating officer, was deputy director of legislative affairs for Gov. Rick Snyder, and served as a judge on the Michigan Tax Tribunal. Outside of her work in the executive branch, Lange spent 12 years as a staff member in the Michigan Senate.
Lange has both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctor from Michigan State University.