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Steven D. Japinga

Department: Government Relations
Title: Director
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Phone: 517-853-6467

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Steven D. Japinga is Director of Government Relations for the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. At LRCC, Steve is responsible for developing and managing legislative and policy issues as well as monitoring local, county, state, and federal issues that may impact our members and region. Steve manages and provides guidance to the Lansing Regional Chamber-Political Action Committee (LRC-PAC). He specializes in economic development, regulatory reform, health care policy, insurance, appropriations, PAC development, coalition building, and grassroots advocacy.

Prior to his arrival at LRCC, Steve worked as Chief of Public Policy and Legislative Affairs for State and Federal Government Relations for the Michigan State Medical Society representing more than 15,000 Michigan physicians. Before working on behalf of MSMS, Steve was the Managing Director for Capitol Strategies Group, a multi-client government relations firm based in downtown Lansing representing several trade associations and companies, including MSMS, Johnson & Johnson, Michigan State University, and the Michigan Association of Independent Agents.

Steve graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in political science pre-law and resides in Lansing.

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