Vice President of Public Relations & Government Affairs
Al Pscholka joined Kinexus after serving as a member of the cabinet of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder as the State Budget Director. Prior to his service in the Governor’s office, Pscholka served three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, including a term as the Chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. He was a key legislative leader in the Michigan Comeback.
In the Michigan House, Al authored 64 public acts in his six years, more than any other member of the House. He was named “Most Effective Member of the House” by Michigan Information and Research Service (MIRS) in 2015; and Freshman Legislator of the Year in 2011. While being named Legislator of the Year by more than 10 organizations, Al is most proud of his Legislator of the Year award by the Michigan Works Association in 2014.
Al also has experience at the federal and local level, having served as District Director for U.S. Representative Fred Upton and he served two terms on the Lincoln Township Board of Trustees.
Al’s business background includes an ownership stake in a radio station group and a staffing company. In fact, he still does play-by-play broadcasting of high school football in the Fall, and was in the booth for University of Notre Dame hockey in 2017.
Al is a native of Saginaw, Michigan and a graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in Communications and Public Administration. He received a Distinguished Alumni award from the WMU School of Communication in 2016. Al lives in Stevensville with his wife, and has one daughter and two grandchildren.