Richard K. Studley is President and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. He joined the staff of the Michigan Chamber in 1981 as manager of Taxation and Labor Relations. He served as senior vice president of Government Relations and as Executive Vice President before becoming President & CEO in July 2008.
In 2012, the Michigan Chamber earned re-Accreditation with Distinction from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Studley is the chair for the U.S. Chamber’s Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, as well as the Accreditation Board. He is also a member of the Council of State Chambers Board of Directors. The Michigan Chamber’s mission is to promote conditions favorable to job creation and business growth in Michigan.
Studley is a member of the Michigan Society of Association Executives; a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management; and, in 1995 completed the American Chamber of Commerce Executives’ Leadership Development Program at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Studley grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He received a bachelor’s degree from Alma College in 1974. In May 1993, he received a masters in Administration from Central Michigan University (CMU). In December 2014 Governor Snyder appointed Rich to the Board of Trustees of CMU.