Michael P. Davidson

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"Michael P. Davidson is CEO of Gen Next. In this role Michael works closely with leadership to develop and execute all components of the Gen Next strategic plan.

"Michael serves on the Board of Directors for New Millennium School (NewMillenniumSchool.org), a charter high school in Carson, CA committed to preparing students to become life-long learners and dynamic leaders in the competitive 21st century. He also serves on the Advisory Board Member for Mobilize.org, an all partisan network dedicated to empowering young people in civic engagement. Michael is a member of Le Cercle Lafayette, which is an exclusive group that fosters Franco-American dialogue and friendship and strengthens business ties between the two countries.

"In 2005 he concluded a campaign for Chairman of the College Republican National Committee, where he led the most successful non-incumbent campaign since 1973; he traveled to more than 40 states and was endorsed by political leaders in more than 30; he raised $250,000; he was endorsed by senior political operatives, along with Governor Schwarzenegger and Governor Perry; more than thirty congressmen, California state assemblymen and senators; and was profiled in the Los Angeles Times, a cover story in the New Republic magazine, Capitol Weekly, Roll Call, The Hill, and Townhall.com. Previous positions include Director of the Performance Institute's California Government Accountability Council, a free market, government reform think tank; Political Director for the Republican Party of Los Angeles County. He has held leadership positions in three presidential campaigns and two gubernatorial campaigns, including an appointment in 2006 by Governor Schwarzenegger to serve as a Co-Chairman on the Schwarzenegger Campaign's Statewide Leadership Committee. In that role, he helped run the campaign's statewide “Pump Up the Vote RV Tour," in which the campaign recruited more than 2,000 volunteers from across the state in a week.

"Also in 2005 he was the only young leader from the United States honored to lecture for the Konrad Adenaeur Foundation in Germany with more than 20 young leaders, including young Members of Parliaments, from countries all over the world. Michael lectured on political communications and developing youth based political organizations and campaigns. He has done similar work in South America. " [1]

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  1. Michael P. Davidson, gen-next, accessed February 11, 2011.