Michael Wilmot, Ed.D.

Michael WilmotMichael Wilmot, Ed.D.
President/CEO Emeritus 
Phone: 989-471-2686 | Fax: 989-471-2690
drmwilmotmli@hotmail.com


Dr. Wilmot is President and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of the Michigan Leadership Institute. He served as the Regional President for Southeast Michigan for a period of nine years before assuming leadership of the Michigan Leadership Institute in 2009 and serving as President/CEO until July 2018. Dr. Wilmot is the longest-serving and most experienced MLI Regional President. 

Dr. Wilmot's 42-year career in public education included serving as a classroom teacher, high school principal, Executive Director of Business Services and Superintendent of Schools. He retired from public education after serving18years as Superintendent of the Garden City Public Schools in Garden City, Michigan. Dr. Wilmot served in the top leadership roles of several professional associations during his professional career. Some of the leadership roles he held include: President of the Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies; President of the Michigan Education Commission; and President of the Metropolitan Association for Improved School Legislation (MAISL).

Dr. Wilmot also served as Chairman of the Michigan PTA Board of Managers-Education Commission. Dr. Wilmot has served on the corporate boards of health care organizations and other business-related, professional organizations. He served as a member of the Garden City Hospital Board of Trustees for over 15 years. During the last three years of his tenure on this board, Dr. Wilmot served as Chairman of the Board. Dr. Wilmot has also served as a member of the Amerigard Health Services Board of Directors and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Garden City Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Wilmot's educational credentials include Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Wayne State University, an Education Specialist Certificate from Wayne State University and a Doctor of Education degree, also from Wayne State University.

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