As president, Michael helps guide the company and maintains a broad range of political, corporate, and association clients. Michael’s past political clients involve several presidential campaigns including, President Bush’s reelection campaign, Mitt Romney’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012, and Senator McCain in 2008. He has also worked for senators, gubernatorial, and congressional campaigns across the country. Numerous ballot campaigns across a spectrum of issues have also benefited from his insights and services. While at TargetPoint Consulting, Michael has worked with a number of corporate and association clients including Wal-Mart, AT&T, the Retail Industry Leaders Association, and Magnolia Pictures/2929 Entertainment and a number of energy related clients such as DTE/Detroit Edison, the Southern Company, and the American Petroleum Institute. Michael’s clients also include a diverse set of charitable and philanthropic organizations including Save the Children and Voices for National Service. He also worked with CBS News as part of their Election Night decision team in 2016.
In 2015 Michael joined The George Washington University faculty as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Political Management.
In 2002, Michael was executive director of the Michigan Republican Party. During his tenure, Republicans maintained a majority in the State Senate, increased their majority in the State House, retained the Secretary of State’s office, preserved a conservative majority on the Supreme Court, and, for the first time in forty years, Michigan voters elected a Republican Attorney General.
Prior to his work at the Michigan Republican Party, Michael worked as director of former Michigan Lieutenant Governor Dick Posthumus’s political action committee. He also served in a number of roles in the Michigan Legislature, including chief of staff to the Chairman of Technology and Energy Committee and as finance director of the Senate Republican Campaign Committee.
Michael graduated from James Madison College at Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations in 1995. He currently resides with his wife, Angela in Alexandria, Virginia.