Dianne Byrum

Dianne  Byrum
  • Trustee
  • Term ends Jan. 1, 2025
  • 426 Auditorium Rd., Room 450
  • East Lansing, MI 48823
  • (517) 353-4647 – Office

Dianne Byrum was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2008 and re-elected in 2016. She is the founding partner at Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, a public relations firm she founded in 2006, located in East Lansing.  Before that, she was the Michigan House Democratic Leader, the first woman to lead a caucus in the state.  Byrum was first elected to the Michigan House in 1991, and to the state Senate in 1995, returning to the House in 2002.  She served on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners from 1983 to 1990.  Byrum has served as co-director of the Michigan Political Leadership Program, an MSU program that trains future public policy leaders.  She graduated from MSU with a degree in agricultural economics from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  In 2021, Byrum was named by Crain's Detroit Business as one of the "top 100 most influential women" in Michigan.  She is married to Jim Byrum, and they have two adult children and four grandchildren.