Jan 18, 2019Wunsch Farms CEO accepted into political leadership program
Isaiah Wunsch, CEO of Wunsch Farms near Traverse City, has been named to Michigan State University’s Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP).
Wunsch Farms is a sixth-generation cherry and apple farm, according to localdifference.org.
The 24 program fellows start their 10-months of weekend training in late February and continue through to November focusing on leadership skills, practical policy, campaign finance, ethics, constitutional practices and media relations.
“Our alumni are increasingly successful in achieving leadership positions in elected office, appointed posts and new over the years, in executive levels of nonprofit and for-profit organizations,” said MPLP Co-Director Steve Tobocman.
MPLP applicants continue to demonstrate dedication to public service, said Co-Director Susy Avery, former chair of the Michigan Republican Party. Her own public service ranges from Michigan Women’s Commission executive director, to state director of Travel and Tourism to Wayne County Commissioner.
“Our selection process is highly competitive, involving a written application and personal interviews,” she said. “Our choices continue to be tough.”