As a founding partner with The Roosevelt Group, Mike uses his unique combination of political acumen, strategic thinking and media savvy to help clients accomplish goals and solve problems both big and small. Mike prides himself in seeing the multiple angles of any situation and crafting client solutions that utilize a myriad of tactics, from message development and grass roots activation to direct contact with government decision makers and elected officials. In 2013-2014, Mike used his expertise to serve as co-campaign manager for Get Covered Illinois, the state’s campaign to educate Illinois residents about the Affordable Care Act and encourage enrollments in the new health insurance marketplace. Under Mike’s leadership, Get Covered Illinois won numerous awards including the 2014 Best Integrated Advertising Campaign from Modern Healthcare and Advertising Age and two Emmy awards for Outstanding Achievement in Public Affairs.
A self-described political junkie, Mike also has a 20-year history of winning tough political campaigns and is well known for directing Lisa Madigan’s first statewide race, helping her to become the first female Illinois Attorney General. Mike has managed or consulted on more than 50 winning campaigns at every level of Illinois. In addition to these notable achievements, Mike’s background includes serving as Legislative Director for the Illinois House of Representative’s Democratic Caucus and as a Government Director for the international law firm, Greenberg Traurig. Mike currently serves as a Trustee for Bloom Township in Southern Cook County. In Mike’s spare time you can find him on the golf course or cheering on his beloved Chicago Bears.