Chief of Staff & Chief Operating Officer

Michael Termini serves as Government Accountability Project’s Chief of Staff & Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Michael works directly with the Executive Director & CEO as his second in command and central strategic adviser to: oversee staff recruitment and the organization’s daily operations and strategic planning activities; identify and address ongoing organizational priorities, opportunities, challenges, and risks; advise the ED/CEO and staff on the achievement of Government Accountability Project’s programmatic, financial, and organizational strategic objectives; and together with the ED/CEO, direct and execute all Development teams and initiatives for the organization.

Michael also serves as the Director of the Environment, Energy, and Climate Change program, and directs Government Accountability Project’s Investigations and FOIA programs.

Michael is a member of The Chief of Staff Association, the international professional body for Chiefs of Staff in leading private corporations, governments, non-profits, and the military. Michael has a certification in Executive Leadership from Cornell University through the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, a certification in Strategic Organizational Leadership from the Management and Strategy Institute (MSI), and a certification in Conflict Management also from MSI. Michael graduated with distinction from Kent Law School at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, with a dual LL.M. Master of Laws degree in International Law and International Relations in 2006, and Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Psychology in 2003. Michael has also served as a consultant and strategic adviser to a host of non-profit organizations, and prior to joining Government Accountability Project in 2007, worked as a program manager at Citizens Campaign for the Environment in Farmingdale, New York, and as a program manager at Codhill Press in New Paltz, New York. He also interned in the Global Policy Programs Department at the United Nations Association of the USA, and at the Supreme Court in Dutchess County, New York.

Michael is the author of Exceptionalism and the George W. Bush Presidency: A New Extreme Taken at the Expense of the International Rule of Law (VDM Verlag Publishing, 2009).

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