Mr. Fleischer is CEO of DDC Public Affairs, the nation’s leading public affairs and strategic communications firms and part of Omnicom Public Relations Group. Fleischer is a proven senior communications executive with 25 years of experience in corporate reputation, issues management, public affairs, crisis communications and government relations.
Fleischer has a broad strategic background with extensive experience managing large teams and multiple projects from design to completion, including developing and managing local, state, and national campaigns on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and national and international non-profit organizations. He specializes in designing and implementing public affairs and corporate reputation campaigns at the federal and state levels to help companies and trade associations achieve their legislative, regulatory and business growth goals. An effective communicator, he has presented to the C-suite and board of directors at multiple Fortune 500 companies.
With an extensive background in the energy sector, Fleischer has led campaigns around issues including climate change, natural gas, oil, wind, and the electricity generation and the electric grid. Clients have included the Global Energy Institute at the US Chamber of Commerce, the US Climate Action Partnership, AES Corporation, Duke Energy, Spire Energy and many others. Seasoned in crisis communications, Fleischer led the restoration campaign to support NiSource Corporation and their subsidiary Columbia Gas of Massachusetts in response to one of the most impactful natural gas explosions in US history that cost more than a $1 billion and put more than 8,000 people out of their homes across 3 communities.
Fleischer designed and managed strategic communications campaigns in many sectors including healthcare, transportation, technology and telecom, sports and entertainment, and financial services among others. Examples of clients have included the National Football League, Crown Castle, UPS, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Dow, and Airlines for America.
An avid traveler, Michael has spent considerable time in the United Kingdom, France, Morocco, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Italy and Ireland. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife, daughter and West Highland Terrier. Fleischer has a Bachelor of Arts in political science and history from James Madison University and a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America.