Craig Ruff is a senior policy fellow at Public Sector Consultants. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ruff spent eleven years in Michigan's executive office, first as special assistant for human services to Gov. William G. Milliken and then as chief of staff to Lt. Gov. James H. Brickley. He developed legislation, coordinated interdepartmental policies, reviewed agency budgets, and worked closely with numerous professional associations and interest groups.
Mr. Ruff has been with the firm since 1983 and was president from 1986 to 2005. As senior consultant to many of the company’s clients, he directs research studies, develops promotional and advocacy strategies, and oversees the management of specific issues for clients. He has authored research studies and publications on health care, education, information technology, and other public policy issues.
Mr. Ruff is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. As the first holder of the Robert and Marjorie Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government at Central Michigan University from 2001 to 2003, he taught a weekly seminar on American government and led two public policy forums annually. He received the highest recognition—for distinguished service—from the University of Michigan Alumni Association in 2001.
He currently serves on the boards of the University of Michigan Alumni Association and EduGuide.
Mr. Ruff attended the University of Michigan, earning a BA in Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Policy Studies.