Vice President & Managing Director
Michael brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and a talent for relationship building to the group. His ability to connect the right people means goals are met and the job gets done. He started his own company in 1992 to consult with transportation companies in the areas of business development, customer service, and government relations. By the mid-90s his focus shifted to primarily business lobbying to help negotiate between business owners and government. With over 25 years of experience consulting and business lobbying, Michael is an important resource to McBride Consulting & Business Development Group.
Michael will work diligently to find the best long-term solution. He wants to ensure the solution he finds for his client not only solves any immediate problem but doesn’t create any surprising long-term issues—he keeps his eye on the big picture. Business owners seek him out because they know he can help solve their problem or connect him with the person who can. His reputation for being honest, direct, and easy to work with precede him.
As a business lobbyist, his efforts have often focused on hospitality, tourism, utilities, ground transportation, traffic safety, and insurance, although he has represented many other areas of business interest.
A Florida resident who splits his time between Orlando and Tallahassee, Michael is the proud father of a United States Naval Academy graduate—his son is now a Lieutenant Commander serving as an active duty surgeon. Michael’s free time is swept up by being the happy grandfather of two young boys and spending time with family and friends, cooking, and visiting Sicily and southern Italy.