John Engler is president of the Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. corporations with a combined workforce of nearly 16 million workers and more than $7 trillion in annual revenues.
A former three-term governor of Michigan, Engler assumed the BRT leadership in January 2011 after serving six years as president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers.
He had previously served for 20 years in the Michigan Legislature, including seven years as Senate majority leader. Elected in 1970, Engler was the youngest person ever elected to the Michigan State House of Representatives.
Engler serves on the board of directors for Universal Forest Products, K12 Inc., and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Born in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., in 1948, Engler graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor of science in agricultural economics. Later, he earned a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich. He and his wife, Michelle, are parents of triplet daughters born in 1994 and live in Virginia.