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Michael joined Aspen's Weave Project in 2019. His experience spans fundraising, product innovation, digital platform creation, board expansion and management, strategic planning, industry thought leadership, financial oversight and culture change. As an MBA, former NPR correspondent and McKinsey consultant, he taps the power of data and storytelling to inspire people and deliver impact around a mission.
Michael created the first national crowdsourcing network for public radio newsrooms, the Public Insight Network with a quarter million members. He pioneered using social media and community engagement to assemble diverse knowledge-sharing networks on complex social issues, from gender equity to health care, immigration to income inequality, government accountability to international security.
He is a serial collaborator who builds partnership through diversity, transparency and a supportive culture. He launched the multi-year Public Radio Collaboration, the first State Integrity Investigation on state government corruption, Public Radio International’s Across Women’s Lives initiative and various campaigns and online games around social issues. As president of Louisville Public Media, he focused on expanding its community connections and the diversity of its staff, board, services and audiences. He’s a parent, meditato and backpacker.