Chantal Lovell was a media relations manager at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

She joined the Mackinac Center in October 2015. Immediately before joining the Center, she was the communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute in Las Vegas.

Lovell, who spent most of her life in Southern California, received a bachelor’s degree in Government from the University of Redlands and a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Nebraska. She participated in the Charles Koch Institute’s Liberty@Work professional development program.

Before beginning her career in the liberty movement, she was a journalist in Redlands, California and the Napa Valley, where she received awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association for investigative reporting, economic reporting and features writing.

In 2014, Lovell won the inaugural Great Communicators Tournament at the State Policy Network’s Annual Meeting for a speech she gave regarding the immorality of Medicaid expansion.

From Chantal Lovell

Mackinac Center Publishes New Report to Simplify Complexities of Education Funding

How School Funding Works in Michigan can serve as resource for all stakeholders … more

Another Judge Upholds Teachers’ Right-to-Work Status; Faults Union’s Tactics

Mackinac Center calls on Michigan Education Association to stop sending teachers to collections … more

Mackinac Center: Michigan a National Innovator in Pension Reform

State addresses underfunding while protecting earned benefits … more

Mackinac in the News

Home Sharing: Michigan’s Next Property Rights Battle

Free event in Lansing to discuss accommodations of the future. … more

Allow Michigan Legislators to Vote from Home Districts, Not Just at Capitol Building

Mackinac Center President: More time in districts could increase voters’ trust in elected officials … more

Pension Reform Legislation Benefits Students, Teachers and Taxpayers

If the problem had been fixed earlier, schools could have had additional $1,600 per student … more

From the Model T to Driverless Cars: How Michigan Can Lead in Transportation Innovation

Free event in Lansing to explore emerging vehicle technologies … more

Mackinac Center Welcomes James Barrett to Board

Past Michigan Chamber president brings public, private sector expertise to free-market think tank … more

Trump Administration Can Protect Funds Intended for Disabled and Low-Income

Study explains how to stop the union ‘dues skim’ of federal money … more

Support Young Entrepreneurs at the Detroit Children’s Business Fair

Free, public event showcases the next generation of job creators … more

Mackinac Center Praises Lawmakers Trying To Hold Pure Michigan Program Accountable

One Democratic lawmaker tried to defund multi-million dollar program; others calling for investigation into unsubstantiated ROI claims … more

Court of Appeals Unanimously Rules Against MEA’s ‘August Window’; Upholds Teachers’ Right to Work

Not a single judge agreed with the union on this issue … more

Michigan Government Salaries Database Shows Value of Transparency

Public records now at public’s fingertips … more

Michigan Government Salaries Database Corrected after State Admits Fault

Office of Retirement Services blames ‘technical error’ for thousands of incorrect salary numbers … more

Mackinac Work Covered by National, In-State Media Outlets

Mackinac Center Temporarily Removes Some State Employee Salaries from Database After Questioning Accuracy of State Data

Website contains salary info of nearly 300,000 government workers for each of the past three years … more

Government Transparency Groups Announce Database of Public Employee Salaries

Website contains salary info of nearly 300,000 government workers for each of the past three years … more

Governor's Tourism Conference Must Address Pure Michigan Shortfalls

Mackinac Center analyst offers counterpoint to state’s promotion campaign … more

License to (Not) Work: Mackinac Center Releases New Study on Occupational Licensing

Assessing the impact of arbitrary licensing laws on the Michigan economy … more

Applications Open for Second Detroit Children’s Business Fair

Children ages 6-14 encouraged to apply … more

Mackinac Center Sues University of Michigan Over Open Records Violation

Journalist waits more than 100 days for university to supply four emails … more

Foot Patrol Policing: Engaging Michigan Communities One Step at a Time

Free event in Lansing to discuss community policing … more

One State May Do Away With Taxpayer-Funded Tourism Promotion

Why ending Florida’s “Pure Michigan” counterpart would benefit residents and visitors … more

Bottleneckers: Gaming the Government for Power and Private Profit

Free Lansing luncheon Tuesday to discuss Michigan's regulatory structure … more

Updated Research Affirms Link between Cigarette Taxes and Smuggling

Interactive map shows taxes and smuggling by state … more

Mackinac Center Analyst: Senate Bills 111-115 Are Corporate Cronyism

LaFaive available to comment on pending legislation … more

Mackinac Center Resumes Fight to Protect Free Speech Rights

Northern Michigan inn owner sues to end unconstitutional marketing tax … more

The Cost of High Cigarette Taxes

Research reveals unintended consequences of tax … more

Kentucky, Missouri Set Off Wave of Labor Reform

2017 poised to be big year for worker freedom … more

Seeing a Need and Filling It

Mackinac Center Expert Available for Comment on FY 2018 Budget Release

Fiscal policy analyst to be in Lansing Wednesday for Snyder’s presentation … more

National Labor Expert: Right-To-Work Just the Beginning for Missouri

Show-Me State poised to become next Wisconsin for labor reform … more

State’s School Rankings Only Tell Part of Story

By failing to account for poverty, Michigan unfairly puts some schools at bottom … more

Detroit Schools Show Importance of School Choice

Kids deserve more options, not fewer … more

Mackinac Center Responds to State’s School Rankings

State report confirms need for new grading system … more

Government Growth Proposed in Gov. Snyder's 2017 State of the State

Address included 12 proposed government expansions, one limitation … more

Mackinac Center Experts Available for Commentary on 2017 State of the State Address

Policy analysts watching a wide range of topics … more

Court Rejects MDEQ’s Avoidance Tactics in Flint FOIA Lawsuit

Motion to dismiss denied by State of Michigan Court of Claims … more

Court of Appeals Rules Union and District Violated Right-to-Work Law

MERC decision is upheld in a win for Taylor teachers … more

Michigan’s Licensing Laws Prevent Poor from Accessing Health Care

Mackinac Center Receives $500,000 Education Research Grant

Funding supports third year of education initiative … more

Tourism Officials Invited To Debate Efficacy of Pure Michigan

Mackinac Center researchers challenge state to defend claim that program is worth its cost … more

Policy Experts Available to Discuss Key Lame Duck Bills

Mackinac Center analysts offer insights on ridesharing, pension, energy and economic development bills … more

How Michigan Stands in the Way of Poor People Getting Medical Care

Labor Reform Wins Big on Election Day

Mackinac experts discuss results in Wall Street Journal, others … more

Study: Pure Michigan a Poor Investment

New study raises questions about Pure Michigan’s effectiveness … more

Young Entrepreneurs Set Up Shop In Detroit

Local media covers Detroit Children's Business Fair … more

First Detroit Children’s Business Fair This Saturday

Free community event showcases young entrepreneurs … more

Dental Therapists Would Improve Access to Care

Study recommends Michigan create new midlevel providers … more

Superintendent Pay, Contract Database Updated

109 school district heads paid $200,000+

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Calling All Young Entrepreneurs to the First Detroit Children’s Business Fair

Finding the next Henry Ford or Hendrik Meijer … more

Study Recommends Ending Michigan’s 21st Century Jobs Fund

The program has failed even by its own measurements … more

Worker’s Choice: Freeing Unions and Workers From Forced Representation

Event in Lansing discusses new legislation … more

New Survey Finds Broad Support For School Choice In Michigan

Survey of likely voters shows broad support … more

Seventy Percent of School Districts Contract Out for Food, Custodial or Transportation Services

Statewide survey finds continued growth in school privatization … more

Mackinac Center Files Open Records Lawsuit Against State Government Over Flint Water Documents

Open government requires timely information … more

Northern Michigan Resort Owner Files Lawsuit Against Tourism Board to Reclaim His First Amendment Rights

Mackinac Center files suit to protect property owner's free speech rights … more

Mackinac Center Weighs In On State’s Education Adequacy Study

Spending more money won't help unless it is spent in effective ways … more

The State of Private Schools in Michigan

Survey provides new information about this unique education sector … more

Mackinac Center Will Represent Teacher Suing MEA For Keeping Him In Union

Mackinac Center representing teacher suing MEA … more

New Study: No Correlation Between School Spending and Student Outcomes

Study finds spending more on Michigan schools doesn’t increase achievement … more

Mackinac Center Names New Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Welcoming John Mozena … more

Mackinac Center Director of Education Policy on Senate Passage of DPS Bills

Michigan Senate Approves New Commission, Prevents New Educational Choices … more

The Best Elementary and Middle Schools in Michigan

New Context and Performance Report Card released … more

Majority of States in Country Are Now Right-to-Work

West Virginia Legislature overrides Governor’s veto … more

West Virginia House Vote Could Tip National Scale on Right-to-Work

State poised to become 26th right-to-work state … more

Mackinac Center Subject of SEIU Protest

Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association at issue … more

MEA Announces Violation of Right-to-Work Law, Says Members May Leave at Anytime

Notice published in official magazine … more

Mackinac Center Praises Michigan Legislature’s Passage of Criminal Intent Bill

Reforms make it harder to prosecute people for unknowingly committing crimes … more

ChoosingCharters.com Highlights Power of School Choice in Michigan

Students, families attribute freedom in education to success in school … more

What's Stopping Tesla from Selling Cars in Michigan?

Forum to discuss protectionist laws that keep innovators out … more

Court of Appeals Denies MEA’s Request to Keep ‘August Window’

Decision will force MEA to “accept membership resignations submitted at any time” during the appeal … more

Video Revealing Electoral Success of Legislators Who Support Labor Reforms Released

Mackinac Center video timeline analyzes political outcomes in Midwestern states … more