Gretchen Gonzales Davidson

Birmingham, MI

Gretchen Gonzales Davidson currently chairs the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs, a state agency dedicated to ensuring that every citizen and community in Michigan enjoys the civic, economic, and educational benefits of arts and culture. In addition to chairing the council, Gonzales Davidson has a production company, El Studio 444, and serves on numerous boards, including the Detroit Children’s Fund, BasBlue, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Henry Ford Health System, and REBOOT. She grew up in Flint, Michigan, and has a bachelor of arts in social science from Michigan State University. She moved to the Detroit area in 1998 as a musician and has played in various bands. She and her husband Ethan Daniel Davidson reside in Birmingham, Michigan, with their three boys.