A. Edwin Dore, who retired from Public Affairs Associates – one of the state Capital’s top lobbying firms – at the end of 2018, will assist Vanguard with its financial and new business structures, along with servicing clients in the healthcare, state and municipal government practice areas. 


Dore, former chief deputy director in three different state departments including the Department of State, the Department of Management and Budget, and the Department of Health and Human Services, has a long history in state government serving both Democratic and Republican elected officials at the executive levels. 


He also has experience working in local government (Wayne and Ingham counties), the state Legislature, former New York Governor and Presidential aspirant Nelson Rockefeller, as well as a host of hospital boards and foundations across Michigan. Dore has also been a top-rated registered lobbyist in Lansing, working for the law firm Dykema and most recently, PAA, where he has been an integral part of their growth since 2009. 


Dore holds an AB in Public Finance and Administration from the University of Michigan, and a dual MPA/JD from Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. During his college tenure, Ed also played football at the University of Michigan. He and his wife, Melissa, who is a retired staff member for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, have two grown sons and reside in Haslett.