As president, Michael helps guide the company and maintains a broad range of political, corporate, and association clients. Michael’s past political clients include President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign, Mitt Romney’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012, and Senator McCain’s 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, Best Buy, Comcast and the Retail Industry Leaders Association. Additionally he has worded for 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 served as a adjunct professor at The George Washington University faculty in the Graduate School of Political Management.
Michael worked in The Michigan Legislature and was steeped in Michigan politics prior to founding TargetPoint. During that time he was executive director of the Michigan Republican Party and worked as the 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. After having spent more than 15 years inside the Beltway, Michael now resides with his family in East Grand Rapids, MI.