Meet the Staff
Gary Naeyaert, Executive Director: Gary has been a legislative and communications advocate for thirty years, most recently at the Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools at CMU and the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA). Previously he worked at the Michigan Road Builders Association; the Michigan Department of Transportation; Creative Media, Inc.; and Marketing Resource Group. A 1983 graduate of James Madison College at MSU, Gary and his family live in Mason. Contact Gary at email@example.com.
Beth DeShone, Advocacy Director: Beth, who has been with GLEP since 2011, was previously a legislative staffer and/or campaign consultant for Dick DeVos for Governor; Dick Posthumus for Governor; the Michigan Republican Party; State Senators Michelle McManus, Bev Hammerstrom and Mat Dunaskiss. A 1999 graduate of James Madison College at MSU, Beth and her family live in Laingsburg. Contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cody Bailey, Outreach Director: Cody has previously been a candidate for State Representative, and involved in local, state, and national campaigns. Previously he worked with his family on restructuring and relocating their business of 23 years, while launching his own entertainment business. A 2012 graduate of Albion College, Cody lives in Garden City. Contact Cody at email@example.com.