Michael Meneer has two decades of experience in journalism, fundraising and public affairs in the United States and Canada. Michael has been President and CEO of the Pacific Salmon Foundation since April 2019 and prior to that was Vice President for Development, Communications and Marketing for ten years. He helped to generate significant growth in PSF’s fundraising, communications and government relations during that period. This included leadership roles in the fundraising campaign for the $13 million Salish Sea Marine Survival Project and the successful effort to return 100% of Salmon Conservation Stamp revenue to PSF’s Community Salmon Program. Before moving to Vancouver in 2007, he worked for seven years in Washington, D.C. as an association executive director, journalist and communications officer for two NGOs. This included stints at the ABC News affiliate in the nation’s capital, Catholic Charities and the U.S. Council on Competitiveness. Michael earned a Bachelor's degree in History from The Ohio State University in 1997 and a Master's degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in 2004. While a college student, Michael joined AmeriCorps, the domestic Peace Corps, and was a literacy instructor for low-income children in Columbus, Ohio. That experience led to his appointment as executive director of the national AmeriCorps alumni association in Washington D.C. He travelled the country speaking to charitable and philanthropic organizations and lobbied the U.S. Congress to support the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps. In his spare time, Michael is also a film and television actor and media commentator on U.S. politics.
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