Michael Waxman

President and CEO

Michael Waxman has long worked at the intersection of politics and communications. With a deep appreciation for what can be accomplished through the legislative process, he focuses on helping shape responsible public policies, advance worthy causes and build movements with impact.

Michael’s diverse client roster has included major companies in the health care, environmental and telecommunications industries as well as non-profit advocacy organizations, issue coalitions and trade associations.

Prior to founding Waxman Strategies in 2013, Michael worked for a number of communications firms, including Fenton, Hyde Park Communications and Fleishman Hillard.

A highlight of Michael’s career includes having been elected twice to serve on the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees. As a board member, he provided guidance in the management of the district’s $6 billion bond-financed building program – one of the nation’s largest green construction efforts at the time.

Michael’s communications work has been recognized with the Silver Anvil and Thoth Awards by the Public Relations Society of America and the Nonprofit PR Award from PR News.

Beyond successfully placing clients in the media, Michael has been featured on CNBC, C-SPAN and Fox Business News and referenced in outlets such as the Associated Press, Bloomberg, the New York Times and National Journal.

Michael currently serves on the board of trustees of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s National Chapter. He received his bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University.

  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Los Angeles Community College District
  • Senior Vice President, Fenton
  • Senior Vice President, Hyde Park Communications
  • Public Affairs Director, Charter Communications
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