EAM Staff

Bret Jackson


Bret Jackson is the president of the non-profit Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM). Founded in 1982, the EAM is comprised of businesses and unions working together with one clear objective, the continued growth of Michigan’s economy by creating an atmosphere that inspires job growth and maintains Michigan’s competitiveness for attracting new companies and talent. EAM’s membership provides health benefits to an estimated 900,000 lives, creating a powerful voice in the health purchaser industry.

Bret began working at the EAM in 2007 as legislative director. In 2010, he was elected vice president and became the organization’s third president in January 2011. Bret oversees all EAM activities including policy development, research, education, administration, membership, and advocacy. He developed and manages the EAM Health Purchaser Forums, Oncology Symposium, and other various health purchaser roundtables.

With the EAM as The Leapfrog Group’s Regional Leader for Michigan, Bret is a leader in advocating for patient safety in the State of Michigan and completed The Leapfrog Group’s Bruce Bradley Fellowship in 2017.  He serves as chair of the Health Policy Affinity Group and on the Board of Governors for the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. In 2020, Bret was appointed to the National Quality Forum Patient Safety Standing Committee.

Outside of EAM, Bret loves spending time with his family and is very active in the Detroit Curling Club. Email Bret at bretjackson@eamonline.org.

Stacy Leick

Director of Communications Director and Health Programs

Before joining the EAM in 2014 as communications director, Stacy worked for Digital First Media and CBS as a research director. She has over twenty years of communications, research, and marketing experience and specializes in website development, media relations and social media content.

At EAM she spearheads the Maternity Care Project, providing education to moms-to-be about the dangers of elective C-sections and elective early delivery. The project is also leading efforts in discovering ways to lessen racial disparities in maternal and infant care within the State of Michigan. Learn more at www.maternitycareproject.com.

Stacy is a decorated graduate of Oakland University, winning awards for writing and research. Outside of EAM, Stacy loves being outside enjoying all the seasons of Michigan with her family. Email Stacy at stacyleick@eamonline.org.

Mike Grudzinski

Director of Membership and Development

Mike joined the EAM team in 2020 as the Director of Membership and Development. A proven team leader, Mike has over twenty years of experience in the automotive and defense industries working for multi-national, multi-state corporations in the areas of business development, project management and engineering.

At EAM, Mike focuses on outreach, member services and membership development.

Mike received his engineering degree from Michigan State University. Outside of EAM, Mike is an avid curler at the Detroit Curling Club and loves relaxing with his family and friends.

Contact Mike at mike@eamonline.org to learn how EAM can help your company or organization.

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