Areas of Expertise:

  • Energy and Environment
  • Government Affairs
  • Media Relations

Michael has 15 years experience in public affairs, communications, journalism and politics and has worked in government, campaigns, clean tech and the non-profit environmental sector.

Previously, Michael worked on post-9/11 redevelopment and environmental issues as the Policy Director for the New York City Council Member representing Lower Manhattan. In addition, he addressed a variety of urban development issues while working as the Communications Director for the Brooklyn Borough President.

He served as the Director of Public and Consumer Affairs for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission where he worked on regulatory and planning issues related to renewable power generation and transmission. As an expert in coalition building, he has worked to pass clean energy legislation on the local and federal levels, including the 2009 Waxman-Markey Climate Change Bill. He also served as Missouri Policy Director on the 2008 Obama for America campaign and was a member of the campaign's Energy and Environment Policy Team. He is also a trained mediator and facilitator who has led workshops and conducted trainings in narrative, organizing and conflict resolution.

Currently, Michael serves on the Advisory Council for Grid Alternatives Greater Los Angeles. He holds a Master's Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. in History from Columbia University.