Michael Parker delivers writing, strategic communications, research, and operations support to clients in the health sector. His passion, policy knowledge, and writing ability provide instrumental client support through the creation of communications plans, articles, press releases, speeches, congressional testimonies, and social media services for non-profit and government clients.

At Ward Circle Strategies, Michael manages communications efforts for clients within the Department of Defense Military Health System (MHS). He serves as the senior strategic communications health specialist for knowledge translation efforts within the Research and Development Directorate of Defense Health Agency. Knowledge translation could bring about massive change within the military medical community as it aims to close the gaps between research and practice, and Michael utilizes his skills to communicate the processes and importance of the mission to the military and general populace.

Prior to his role with Ward Circle Strategies, Michael served as Director of Recruitment with Work for Progress in support of Elizabeth Warren’s successful bid for U.S. Senate, co-running an office with 25+ staff. He also has worked for various non-profits’ policy shops – supporting the advocacy of youth rights, fair housing, and voting rights.
Michael Parker earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Gettysburg College.

Career Highlights:

  • Ward Circle Strategies, Manager
  • Work for Progress, Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts, Recruitment Director
  • Search for Common Ground USA, Youth Policy Project Director
  • National Fair Housing Alliance, Civil Rights Enforcement & Public Policy Intern
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Public Policy Intern
  • Gettysburg College – Office of the Provost, Diversity Commission Member

3 Fun Facts:

  • Michael makes a mean homemade Fettucine Alfredo dish – which he attributes to his almost 50% Italian heritage.
  • He can often be found on weekends playing Club Ultimate Frisbee up and down the East Coast.
  • His knowledge of political theory and bourbon knows no bounds.
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