Name: Michael Blake
Title: Deputy Associate Director
Organization: White House’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.
What Makes This Person a Game Changer: In 2009 at just 26 years old, Bronx, New York native Michael Blake became the first Deputy Associate Director of the White House’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. In his position, Blake coordinates outreach to the minority, African American, business leader community. Several notable publications have named Blake as one of the most influential staffers in the White House today. Prior to working for the first term of the Obama Administration, Blake Michigan Speaker of the House Andy Dillon’s cabinet as the director of external affairs for the Michigan House of Representatives. He also an alumnus of the Washington, DC –based Yes We Can program and has worked as an Associate Producer for Comcast Sportsnet Chicago. Blake is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism from Northwestern University.