- Appointed by governor
- Member since December 17, 2018
- Current term expires December 31, 2020
- Ari Adler is a freelance communications strategist. Prior to forming his own consultancy, Ari served as Gov. Rick Snyder’s Director of Communications, overseeing media and public relations for the Governor’s Office from 2016 to 2018 on local, state and national issues.
Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, Ari served as press secretary and director of communications for Michigan Speaker of the House Jase Bolger. Earlier in his career, he managed media relations and social media for Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana as well as the Delta Dental Foundation.
An award-winning public and media relations professional, Ari also has served as communications director for the Michigan Department of Transportation, having been appointed to that position by Gov. John Engler. In addition, he was the press secretary and deputy chief of staff for Michigan Senate Majority Leader Ken Sikkema and was the director of public affairs for John Bailey & Associates, Public Relations.
Ari began his career as a journalist, working as a reporter and editor for several newspapers across Michigan. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University, where he served as an adjunct instructor for 12 years, teaching courses on news reporting, public relations and social media.