Donovan Griffith joined the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association as the Director of Government Affairs in early 2018. In this position, Donovan manages the IMA’s legislative agenda at the State Capitol, oversees the Manufacturers’ Environmental Group and runs a legislative outreach program connecting Illinois legislators to local manufacturing companies in their districts. Donovan has more than a decade of experience working in and around state government for both the private and public sector. Previous to joining the IMA, Donovan served as the Deputy Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, held the position of Senior House Liaison under Governor Rauner and has advocated for state and national membership-driven organizations. Donovan is from Galesburg, Illinois, and went to Knox College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.