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A serial social entrepreneur, Michael has launched an array of enterprises geared toward educational transformation and community empowerment. He is a cofounder of One Million Degrees, Spark Chicago, Newsbound, Complete the Degree and The Fulcrum.
Michael is also the author of Unlock Congress: Reform the Rules – Restore the System. His book is taught in university curriculums across the country and Michael is a noted opinion leader on a wide variety of political and social issues. He serves as a Senior Fellow at the Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy.
As president of Golden Mean Strategies, Michael fuses three decades of experience in politics, journalism and social enterprise to bring a fresh approach to problem-solving and creating opportunity. He still gets his biggest thrill out of helping fellow “fire-starters” to launch and grow their own passion projects.
Former CEO & Chairman
Principal, Chico & Nunes
Chicago Public Schools
Former US Senator and
Former US Representative
President, Shriver Center on Poverty Law
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