Michael brings diverse executive experience in the private, public (congressional and executive branch) and the association/non-profit sectors with emphasis in project development, strategic planning, risk planning and mitigation, government relations and public communications. He provides a wealth of policy knowledge and familiarity with the top levels of government to include appointments by President George H.W. Bush and work for U.S. Senator Charles Grassley.
In the areas of disaster management, humanitarian crises and risk management, Michael supported interagency civil-military-NGO humanitarian issues in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas at the U.S. Agency for International Development. He was the principal external planner for 57 Pandemic Flu exercises and conferences, an interagency effort led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with the active participation of the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Agriculture, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Commerce. Michael holds undergraduate degrees in political science and philosophy and a Master’s degree in political science/international relations. In addition to his role with Resilient, Michael is an adjunct professor of politics and public policy at Georgetown University.