Michael Strautmanis

Michael Strautmanis is a public affairs strategist who has led outreach and civic engagement programs in the public and private sectors. He has worked for President Barack Obama since his U.S. Senate campaign in 2004, first meeting the Obamas when he was a young law student more than two decades ago. Strautmanis, married and a father of three, is home in Chicago to serve as vice president for civic engagement at the Obama Foundation, a nonprofit established to carry on Obama’s unfinished project of renewal and global progress.