Debra McGuire - Education DirectorOffice Hours: 9 - 5, M-F Phone: (517) 321-6467, ext. 231 Debra plans, develops and directs the Education Center's activities.She also has budget and financial oversight for the Education Center and serves as department liaison for the MTA Board of Directors, Nominating/Credentials Committee, Annual Conference Committee and Sergeant-at-Arms Committee.Editor of the Michigan Township News, Debra is also involved with the production of MTA's other publications.She
oversees the Association's educational programming, including workshops, meetings and the Annual Conference
.In addition, Debra handles public relations and media relations for the Education Center. Before joining the MTA staff in 1999, Debra was Director of Communications for the Michigan Manufacturers Association.She holds a bachelor's degree in Communications Arts and Sciences from the Michigan State University Honors College and is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organizational Management program at the University of Notre Dame.She is also a graduate of the Academy of Association Management and was appointed to the American Society of Association Executives' Communication Section Council, where she is currently serving a forth-year.