With over 50 years of research and management work related to natural resource and environmental issues in Michigan and the Great Lakes region, Jack enjoys sharing his knowledge with others to help address their challenges. In particular, he likes using his scientific background, varied management experiences, and facilitation skills to help clients identify impediments to reaching their objectives and forging consensus. His excellent reputation among business, government, and nonprofit organizations affords him the opportunity to offer innovative solutions.

Now, as a senior policy fellow, Jack participates in projects that contribute to the quality of life in Michigan and/or the sustained value of our state’s natural resources. He uses his expanded free time to pursue his passions: fishing, boating, and volunteering with local government and nonprofit organizations.

Prior to his time at PSC as vice president and now senior policy fellow, Jack held various leadership positions with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Email: jbails@publicsectorconsultants.com

A Little More…

Education: BS in Fisheries and Wildlife and an MS in Aquatic Sciences, both from Michigan State University

With PSC since: April 1992

PSC superpower: Understanding client issues and providing insights to achievable and sustainable solutions

Favorite part of working at PSC: Sharing ideas with and learning from bright people with common interests

Why Michigan? Familial connections to the auto industry and living the cottage life in northern Michigan