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Corbin, Susan ()

Labor and Economic Opportunity
Phone: (517) 241-6712


Susan Corbin was appointed as Acting Director of LEO by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on October 16, 2020. She was named Director on August 20, 2021.


She was Senior Chief Deputy of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity since the department’s creation in August 2019.

In the past Corbin has served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Governor Whitmer, Director of  Customer Assistance in the Michigan Public Service Commission, Deputy Director and Chief of Staff for the Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth where she had oversight responsibility for the Unemployment Insurance Agency, the Worker’s Compensation Agency, and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration. She has also served as Director of Appointments for Governor Granholm.

Corbin began her professional career working for the Michigan Departments of Commerce, Labor and Transportation assisting with their cultural, educational and trade relations with the People’s Republic of China. 


She has a degree in International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

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