About GLEP

The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) is a bi-partisan, non-profit advocacy organization supporting quality choices in public education for all Michigan students. GLEP strongly supports efforts to improve academic achievement, increase accountability and empower parental choice in our schools.
The organization consists of: the Great Lakes Education Project, a 527 Political Action Committee; the Great Lakes Education Foundation, a c(3) education entity; and the GLEP Education Fund, a c(4) advocacy organization.

Meet the Staff

Gary Naeyaert

Gary Naeyaert

Gary Naeyaert, Executive Director:  Gary has been a legislative and communications advocate for over 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 Naeyaert Advocacy Group, 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 gnaeyaert@glep.org or 517-281-2690.

 

Beth DeShone

Beth DeShone

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 bdeshone@glep.org.

 

Board of Directors

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