Michael Czin

Michael Czin has worked at every level of government and campaigns, from the White House to City Hall, advising elected officials, agencies, candidates, and political parties, as well as CEOs and foundation leaders on strategic and crisis communications. 

At SKDK, Michael has helped a tech company manage media and litigation efforts after its trade secrets were stolen, guided a utility through a successful merger in a challenging regulatory environment, supported a major school district during multiple leadership changes, and advised organizations and their spokespeople at critical reputational crossroads. In 2021, he took a leave of absence to serve in the Biden administration as a senior advisor to the White House Counsel, becoming the first spokesperson for that office since the Clinton administration. 

Before SKDK, Michael served as the communications director for Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser, serving as the district’s chief spokesman and leading strategic communications for the mayor and over 60 agencies. 

Earlier, Michael was the national press secretary for the Democratic National Committee during the 2014 election cycle, where he advised state parties, candidates, and elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels. Previously, Michael served as a top spokesman for President Obama’s 2012 reelection and held several positions on then-Sen. Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.