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Leadership

MICHAEL FAUST - PRESIDENT, MEF CONSULTING 


Michael is the President of MEF Consulting, a public affairs and communications firm. His substantial and diverse experiences working in and around government, politics, non-profits and running businesses has made him the “go-to-guy” for business and non-profits when they need to overcome adversity or strategically capitalize on an opportunity.

 

MEF Consulting is a full service strategic consulting firm that provides fully integrated consulting services specializing in issue and project management, media relations, crisis management, coalition building, grassroots outreach, stakeholder relations and project and site selection management. Over his twenty-plus year career, he has worked as a senior leader with a diverse set of organizations and is currently engaged by some of the leading brands in California. 

 

Prior to founding MEF Consulting, he served with distinction to a diverse set of organizations.  His experience includes leadership roles for multi-billion dollar companies, national, statewide, regional and local non-profits and trade associations.  Additionally he has served in leadership roles for notable business, state and national boards, political campaigns, political organizations and coalitions that have successfully advocated for and against a broad set of legislative and regulatory issues.  He has also served as a staff member in the California Legislature and the U.S. Congress.

 

His background makes him the person organizations have called upon repeatedly when big and complicated issues need resolution.  He was engaged to help the NBA team, the Sacramento Kings, Sleep Train Arena and the King’s Foundation during one of the most complicated times in the team’s history in terms of relations with the community.  Prior to that, he served as the CEO and President of the Northern California World Trade Center where he took it from deeply “in-the-red” to having substantial financial reserves when he departed.  He has provided senior leadership for the second largest Chamber of Commerce in the State of California where he guided its day-to-day public policy, economic development and political strategies.

 

He provided senior leadership for the mortgage industry during a time of substantive political and regulatory scrutiny. His success includes: serving as a state and national spokesperson and as an industry expert where he appeared before the press, elected officials and regulatory bodies.  These included the U. S. Congress, California State Legislature, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Reserve Bank.  During his distinguished career in the mortgage industry, he directly worked with American Pacific Mortgage Corporation, Big Valley Mortgage, Pacesetter Financial, Pacific Guarantee Mortgage, the California Association of Mortgage Brokers (CAMB) and the National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB).

 

His experiences includes first-hand experience serving on national, state and local boards and commissions, managing campaigns (local, legislative, Congressional and statewide) across the country.  He has managed and led political action committees, independent expenditures and issue committees and was a day-to-day leader in a major statewide party. 

 

His formal education includes a Master’s Degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Louisiana State University.