Mike is a government affairs consultant for Forde Law Offices. Mike was the campaign manager for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s successful re-election campaign in 2015. He spent the previous three and a half years in the Emanuel administration, serving as Chief of Staff of the Mayor’s Office of Legislative Counsel and Government Affairs. He was Advance Director on Mayor Emanuel’s first mayoral campaign in 2011. Prior to 2011, he was an Advance Lead at the White House, leading large teams of staff to prepare President Obama’s domestic and foreign trips, having served in a similar function for the Obama campaign in 2007 and 2008. That role took him to 38 states and 10 countries. He also was campaign manager for now-State Treasurer Mike Frerichs’ first Senate campaign when he became the first Democrat to win his Central Illinois district since the Great Depression. Since the 2015 Emanuel campaign, Mike has served as a government affairs consultant to a number of large and innovative companies.