Michael Hayes serves as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director in the Office of Public Engagement. In this role, he manages a team of liaisons responsible for engagement with African American, Latino, AANHPI, Jewish, Muslim, and Faith communities. He also serves as a key point of contact to the Domestic Policy Council and National Security Council (NSC) to maximize results for key stakeholders across the White House and broader Administration. Prior to this role, he served as a Director in the NSC where he led the coordination of President Biden’s foreign policy for Southern Africa. As a career diplomat, Michael has worked in a variety of domestic and overseas assignments in Washington, D.C., New York, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Prior to joining the State Department, he worked as a management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton. Michael is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and earned a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a Masters of Public Policy from Sciences Po in Paris, France.