The Bay Area Council unites top business leaders to help solve the region’s toughest challenges and steward its leadership in a connected world.
Andrew MichaelVice President,
Andrew is responsible for the Council’s water, energy and environmental policy work. Michael has staffed a large coalition of business, environmental, social equity, and public sector leaders that have developed and are implementing a sustainable development agenda in the Bay Area to bring visibility and produce impact for sustainable development efforts in the United States and internationally.
Prior to the Bay Area Council, Andrew directed Partnerships For Change (PFC) and designed and implemented the Community Summits and Resource Exchange Bank programs to realize greater local self-reliance. He coordinated and organized national conferences on the sustainable development of former military bases, featuring a national summit at the Presidio OfficersÕ Club in 1996 with Mikhail Gorbachev and Oscar Arias as keynote speakers. From 1993 - 1996, Michael devised plans and identified resources to convert military bases to sustainable and civil uses for the Center for Economic Conversion.
After passing the California state bar and graduating from U.C. Hastings College of the Law, Andrew worked with Senator John Vasconcellos drafting environmental legislation and co-authoring a national proposal to catalyze public-private partnerships to promote community empowerment.