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David Knezek, Chief Deputy Director for Administration

David Knezek is the Chief Deputy Director for Administration at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. He oversees Financial Operations, Legislative Affairs, External Relations and Communications, Policy, Planning & Operational Support, Legal Affairs, Strategic Integration, Children’s Coordinated Health Policy and Supports, and the MI Kids Now initiative.

Previously, he was Director of Legislative Affairs with the Michigan Department of Attorney General. Prior to joining civil service, Knezek was an elected member of the Michigan House of Representatives and Michigan Senate, where he served on the Health Policy Committee throughout his time in office. He also served our country as a United States Marine and completed two tours of duty in Iraq as a scout sniper platoon member.

Knezek is a lifelong and active member of the Dearborn Heights community. He is a coach with the Mandela Washington Fellowship in Washington, D.C., member of the Redford Township Jaycees, Dearborn Heights Goodfellows, and American Legion Stitt Post 232, a Silver Life Member of the Detroit Branch NAACP, a past board member of Starfish Family Services in Inkster, and past board chair of the University of Michigan-Dearborn Alumni Society Board.

He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business

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