Michael has been on Consumers Union’s staff since January 2000. He works out of Consumers Union’s west coast office in San Francisco and is currently the Media Director for CU’s Safe Patient Project and Financial Services Campaigns. Prior to joining CU, Michael was the Communications Director for Greenbelt Alliance, a San Francisco Bay Area land conservation and urban planning nonprofit. Before moving to California, Michael was the Media Director for Trial Lawyers for Public Justice and Research Director for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch, both in Washington, D.C. He has over 20 years of experience as a public interest advocate, primarily in media relations.