Mike has been a registered lobbyist since 2003, joining Capitol Partners in 2017. Prior to joining Capitol Partners, Mike served as the Managing Director of State and Local Government Affairs at a mid-sized law firm in Ohio. Mike has an established record of counseling his clients on a variety of matters regarding how best to navigate various challenges and opportunities that exist with governmental entities. Specifically, Mike frequently advises clients on the best methods to:
Secure operating and capital appropriations from state government;
Secure economic incentives for capital improvements;
Revise state law to align with client and public policy interests; and
Establish rules and regulations at the agency level of interest to clients.
Mike’s work over the years has included a number of initiatives that have garnered state and national attention, including efforts to enhance Ohio’s competitiveness toward securing major sporting events and passing landmark payday lending reform laws.
Prior to becoming a registered lobbyist, Mike was a policy analyst for the President of the Ohio Senate. In that capacity, Mike was involved in the operating, capital and transportation budget writing process. His knowledge of working legislation through the Ohio General Assembly, combined with his experience with political campaigns gives Mike the unique knowledge of ushering through politically sensitive issues without bypassing the necessary channels of communication throughout the legislature.
Mike has also served in a number of leadership roles on behalf of community interests. Specifically, Mike has served on the Board of Director of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland as well as Project LEARN. Mike also continues to serve his community as a member of the United Way Public Affairs Committee. Mike also served in an elected capacity as a Member of the Bay Village Board of Education, including a term as President of the Board. Mike received a B.A. in Political Science from John Carroll University in 1998.