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Rosemary Bayer

Michigan State Senate District 12

Entrepreneur, leader, inventor and change maestro, Rosemary Bayer is known for bringing energy, motivation, creative leadership and accomplishment to every endeavor she undertakes. An avid practitioner of agile organization management, she brings an open, participatory, and shared goals philosophy of achievement.

Rosemary’s parents instilled the value of hard work, integrity, and community service. Inspired by their involvement in many public offices, including her father serving as the Mayor of New Baltimore, she assumed many leadership roles as a child and a young adult, through being a Girl Scout leader and Council Board member.

Rosemary went on to a successful career in the fast-moving and innovative field of information technology, starting as a computer engineer and analyst, finding and inventing products to solve real business problems.

She is the co-founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of ardentCause L3C, a database technology company serving nonprofit organizations with database products and services. She was also a co-founder of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT), serving in leadership and volunteer roles for more than a decade.

Rosemary has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Math from Central Michigan University and an MBA with Distinction from Lawrence Technological University. She has received a number of awards including being named one of the Top Michigan Women In Computing and an Outstanding Alumna Award from Lawrence Tech.