Mr. Matt Gillard
President and CEO, Michigan’s Children
Matt Gillard joined Michigan’s Children in 2014, and oversees all of the organization’s programs and operations. From 2002 to 2008, he served in the Michigan House of Representatives representing the 106th District. He served in leadership roles in the Democratic Caucus and within the state appropriations process, including Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, Chair of the K-12 School Aid Budget, and Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee. He went on to provide policy development, legislative and advocacy services to organizations focused on early childhood issues before joining Michigan’s Children. He received his law degree from Wayne State University and bachelor’s degree from Albion College. Gillard lives in East Lansing with his wife, Jessica, and their four children, Gracie, Joel, Gus and Pearl.