Michael Dino is a government affairs specialist and advises corporate and public sector clients on matters pertaining to local, state, and federal governments. He assists clients in developing and implementing strategies that help clients achieve their policy objectives with public officials. Michael focuses primarily on business development activities, network building and issues management.
Michael also works extensively with local public clients, counseling them on funding and partnering opportunities with federal government agencies.
In 2007 and 2008, Michael served as the CEO of the Denver Convention Host Committee where he headed up a team that raised US$55 million, managed 14,000 volunteers and produced events hosting thousands of Democratic Convention guests. The Denver Convention was celebrated as one of the best modern day political conventions.
As a former senior aide to Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, Michael managed intergovernmental and political affairs, as well as transportation policy matters. While working for the Mayor he served as:
- Executive director, City of Denver Task Force for the 1997 Summit of the Eight (G-7), where he planned and managed Summit activities.
- An adviser on Denver International Airport.
- A leader in the reuse of Lowry Air Force Base which is a national model for military base redevelopment.
- A key player in creating the Metro Mayors’ Caucus – a consortium of Denver-area mayors working together for greater community cooperation.
Michael is also a political campaign expert, having been a top executive or adviser in local, state, and national campaigns. In 2003, he was the campaign chair for Denver’s mayor, John Hickenlooper. In 2006, he was a campaign adviser to Colorado Governor Bill Ritter and participated in the transition team for information technology matters. Michael is a member of US Senator Michael Bennet’s national finance committee.
In addition to public policy interests, Michael is active in international affairs through the German Marshall Fund. In 2005, he was one of 50 people from the United States and Europe selected by Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) to participate in an intercontinental policy discussion.
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