Michael Feldman (consultant)

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Michael Feldman
Born (1968-10-14) October 14, 1968 (age 52)[1]
Alma materTufts University
OccupationPolitical adviser, communications consultant
EmployerThe Glover Park Group
(m. 2014)

Michael Feldman (born October 14, 1968) is an American public relations and communications consultant and a former Democratic political adviser. Feldman was Vice President Al Gore’s traveling chief of staff during the 2000 presidential election campaign. He is a founding partner and managing director of The Glover Park Group, a communications, consulting and advocacy firm.


Born to a Jewish family,[2] Feldman began his political career in the U.S. Senate, serving first as a floor assistant in the Senate cloakroom,[3] and then as a legislative analyst for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee.[4] In 1991, Feldman took leave from the Senate to work on Sen. Harris Wofford’s special election campaign.[5]

Feldman joined Bill Clinton's campaign staff in 1992.[4] Following the election, Feldman served in the Clinton administration as Vice President Al Gore’s deputy director of legislative affairs from 1993 to 1997.[3] In 1997 Feldman became senior adviser and traveling chief of staff to the Vice President, a role he held until 2001.[4][6] In November 2000, Feldman played a key role in Gore's decision to contest the results of the presidential election. On election night, Feldman helped pass news to Gore of the very small vote margin in Florida. Feldman, with fellow campaign officials Michael Whouley and Bill Daley, pressed Gore not to concede and to push for a recount.[7][8]

In 2001, Feldman formed The Glover Park Group with Gore campaign advisers Carter Eskew and Chip Smith, and former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart.[9][10] The Glover Park Group offers communications, government relations, corporate advocacy and crisis management services.[9] A managing director at the firm, Feldman developed and now leads its entertainment and environmental practices.[11] In 2007, Feldman was part of a team at The Glover Park Group named Public Relations Professionals of the Year for their work on Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth.[12]


  1. ^ "Who Is This 40 year old?". FishBowlDC. MediaBistro. 14 October 2008. Archived from the original on 13 July 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  2. ^ Vora, Shivani (September 29, 2017). "How Savannah Guthrie, of the 'Today' Show, Spends Her Sundays". New York Times.
  3. ^ a b "Vice President Gore Announces New Staff Appointments". The White House (Press release). National Archives and Records Administration. 15 May 1997. Archived from the original on 25 October 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "Former Gore Aide Says Dems Will Unite". CBS News. 11 February 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Interview with Harris Wofford". George J. Mitchell Oral History Project. Bowdoin College. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Q&A: Michael Feldman & Kevin Madden". The National Journal. 11 July 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  7. ^ Sandra Sobieraj (8 November 2000). "The Story Behind the Near-Concession". The Washington Post. Associated Press. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  8. ^ Richard T. Cooper; James Gerstenzang (9 November 2000). "Florida Recount Underway". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Pol adman Eskew back to issue ads". Advertising Age. 18 February 2002. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  10. ^ "Traveling Companions". Congressional Quarterly Weekly. 27 June 2008. Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  11. ^ "Michael Feldman". The Glover Park Group. The Glover Park Group. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  12. ^ "Public Relations Campaign Team for Al Gore's Oscar-Winning Film An Inconvenient Truth Named Public Relations Professionals of the Year by the 31,000-Member Public Relations Society of America". Public Relations Society of America. 15 June 2007. Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2011.

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