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Courtney Pendleton

Deputy Director

Courtney Pendleton is LARA’s deputy director and oversees the Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL), Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC), Bureau of Fire Services (BFS), Corporations, Securities, and Commercial Licensing (CSCL) and the Michigan Unarmed Combat Commission.  Courtney has been part of the LARA Executive Leadership team since February 2019, where she has served as the Department’s liaison to the Governor’s office and its Appointments Division and to the Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining LARA, Courtney has held various positions, including investigator and departmental specialist with the Office of Children’s Ombudsman, and has worked for the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Treasury.  She has over 20 years of state government experience and is a graduate from the University of Phoenix.