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Laura Wotruba named director of communications at DTMB

LANSING, Mich. -- Laura Wotruba has been named director of communications at the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB), overseeing all internal and external communications and media relations. She replaces Caleb Buhs, who served in the position for more than eight years prior to his promotion as chief deputy director of DTMB in March.

Wotruba begins her new role today and will serve as the main point of contact for members of the media seeking comment and information from DTMB. She has been a member of the DTMB Communications team for the past four years and has more than 20 years of experience in communications and public relations, having worked in the Legislature and in the education, healthcare, and insurance sectors.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Western Michigan University. She resides in Grand Ledge with her husband, Don, and two children.

About DTMB
The DTMB supports the business operations of state agencies through a variety of services, including building management and maintenance, information technology, centralized contracting and procurement, budget and financial management, space planning and leasing, construction management, motor vehicle fleet operations, and oversight of the state retirement systems. Learn about DTMB online at

Updated media contact information for DTMB

DTMB Director of Communications: Laura Wotruba
Phone: 517-282-9753 (call/text)