Advance Notice: Briefs

Guilfoyle named deputy treasurer

By: - January 11, 2019 8:09 pm

Jeff Guilfoyle

Jeff Guilfoyle has been named chief deputy treasurer.  

Guilfoyle, who will begin work on Jan. 22, previously worked at the Treasury Department from 1998 through 2009, serving in several positions, including director within the Economic and Revenue Forecasting Division and the Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis.

Rachael Eubanks

“Jeff’s expertise as an economist, K-12 policy and Michigan’s budget and tax system will be a great complement to Treasury’s administrative team,” said Treasurer Rachael Eubanks, who was one of the Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s first appointee announcements. “I am excited that Jeff has agreed to return to Treasury to work with us to serve Michigan’s local government units, schools and taxpayers.”  

After leaving the department in 2009, Guilfoyle served as the president of Citizens Research Council of Michigan. Since 2014, he has served as vice president of Public Sector Consultants developing solutions to public policy issues.

Guilfoyle earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Michigan and a master’s degree and a doctorate in economics from Michigan State University.

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Ken Coleman
Ken Coleman

Ken Coleman covers Southeast Michigan, economic justice and civil rights. He is a former Michigan Chronicle senior editor and served as the American Black Journal segment host on Detroit Public Television. He has written and published four books on black life in Detroit, including Soul on Air: Blacks Who Helped to Define Radio in Detroit and Forever Young: A Coleman Reader. His work has been cited by the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, History Channel and CNN. Additionally, he was an essayist for the award-winning book, Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies. Ken has served as a spokesperson for the Michigan Democratic Party, Detroit Public Schools, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters and U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence. Previously to joining the Advance, he worked for the Detroit Federation of Teachers as a communications specialist. He is a Historical Society of Michigan trustee and a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit advisory board member.