Gregory E. Pitoniak
Mr. Pitoniak is a lifetime Michigan resident and has been deeply committed to public service, particularly in Southeast Michigan. He joined SEMCA as the Chief Executive Officer June 2007, serving previously as Deputy State Treasurer of Michigan.
Prior to accepting the appointment in the state Treasurer’s office Greg served as the full time elected Mayor of Taylor, as a state representative in the Michigan House of Representatives, as Director of Economic Development with the Downriver Community Conference and as Executive Director of the Economic Development Corporation of Wayne County. He has held leadership positions with numerous Boards, public/private and intergovernmental partnerships, and other collaborative efforts including the Metropolitan Affairs Corporation, SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments), Metro Matters (previously the Michigan Suburbs Alliance), the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) and the Downriver Community Conference.
Pitoniak has a strong reputation as a leader, a collaborator and a consensus builder. His knowledge of government finance and regulations and his management style of delegation, support and open communication have brought value to SEMCA while maintaining its reputation for administrative excellence.
Mr. Pitoniak holds a B.A. in Urban Studies/Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina where he attended as a National Public Service Fellow. He completed Harvard University’s Senior Executive Program in State/Local Government as a Taubman Fellow and was a Certified Industrial Developer as accredited by the American Economic Development Council.