Michael is an advocate, author and public speaker.
has over 32 years of Washington experience working closely with the government, political, corporate, and technology sectors.
He is the founder and principal of Kerrigan & Associates, Inc., a Washington-based management consulting and advocacy firm focused on creating business opportunities in the private-public sector.
is interested in the commercialization of intellectual property and has publishing a book on character education.
As a former Chief Executive Officer for a Washington-based trade association and for an advocacy practice, Mr. Kerrigan
has recruited and managed 50-state and federal networks of legislative consultants.
He honed his public policy skills while managing these lobbying corps and worked with major public policy organizations, such as NCSL, CSG, NGA, SLLF, NACO, DNC, and RNC.
In 1993, Mr. Kerrigan founded The Advocacy Group, Inc., one of the first organizations of government-relations specialists, providing advocacy services worldwide.
Prior to coming to Washington in 1978, Mr. Kerrigan was a marketing executive (1972-1978) in Manhattan and Boston with the Ogden Corporation, then a Fortune 200 company.
He received his Bachelor of Science from Loyola University in 1968.
Mr. Kerrigan has been a teacher, coach, congressional campaign consultant and guest lecturer.
He has served as an international political liaison to the Vatican to assist in planning an international conference on disabilities.
He served as an observer, investigating the war-torn regions of Northern Ireland, Latin America, and the Middle East.
He also served as an ACYPL delegate to the Federal Republic of Germany K&A is an innovative Washington-based advocacy, business development and management consulting firm that effectively serves the needs of its clients.
Applying the key features of a political campaign--setting a specific end date, pooling just-in-time resources, using multidisciplinary skill sets, disbanding at victory--K&A crafts business solutions for its client.