Manny began his 14-year career in Michigan State Government in 1986, serving as Assistant Legal Counsel and Policy Analyst for the Republican Caucus within the House of Representatives with responsibility focused on administrative rules, insurance, liability reform, environmental & natural resources, and public utilities.
Through the 1990s, Manny served as the Deputy Legislative Liaison and then the Director for State Government Affairs for Governor John Engler where he assembled and managed the staff of policy analysts who developed and coordinated policies and programs between State departments and the Governor’s Office. Additionally, Manny facilitated the Governor’s search and placement of key personnel including department directors, agency heads, legislative liaison and appointees to the Liquor Control Commission, Natural Resources Commission, and the Public Service Commission.
Governor Engler additionally appointed Manny as his designee to the State Administrative Board that exercises general supervisory control over state departments, including the approval of contracts and leases.
Following his time in the Governor’s office, Manny served as Chief of Staff to the Republican Speaker of the House Chuck Perricone where he was tasked with managing and overseeing the $50 million budget and 700 employees of the Michigan House of Representatives at the inception of term limits.
In November of 2010, Manny was appointed by Governor-Elect Rick Snyder as Head of the Transition Team for the Department of Civil Rights.
Since 2000, Manny Lentine has operated as one of Lansing’s most experienced and respected lobbyists who is known to deliver results for his clients.