Steve Arwood

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Steve Arwood
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Michigan Director of Labor and Economic Growth
Former officeholder
In office
December 2012 - August 2014
PredecessorSteven Hilfinger
Base salary$150,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedJanuary 31, 2013
Appointed byGov. Rick Snyder (R)
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Steve Arwood is the former Michigan Director of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs in Michigan. He became acting director in December 2012, following Steven Hilfinger's resignation to join the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Arwood was appointed as the permanent director on January 31, 2013, and served until his resignation in August 2014 to replace Hilfinger at the MEDC.[1][2][3]

Arwood also served as the Unemployment Insurance Agency Director and a LARA Deputy Director overseeing Employment Security and Workplace Safety.[4]


Prior to joining LARA, Arwood served as U.S. Regional Director at Windlab Developments, USA, LTD. He also served as deputy director at the Michigan Jobs Commission under Governor John Engler and director of the National Federation for Independent Business-Michigan.[4]


  • Graduate, James Madison College at Michigan State University[4]

Political Career

Michigan Director of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (2012 - 2014)

Arwood became acting Director in December 2012 and permanent director in January 2013. He served in the position until his resignation in August 2014.[3]



Arwood was named as permanent director of the Michigan Director of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs by Gov. Rick Snyder (R) on January 31, 2013. Arwood previously served as acting director from December 2012 to January 2013.[2]

Contact Information

Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: (517) 373-1820
Fax: (517) 373-2129

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Political offices
Preceded by
Steven Hilfinger
Michigan Director of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
2012 - 2014
Succeeded by
Mike Zimmer