Michael C. Maibach was the first American elected to public office under 21 years of age in US history when elected to the Dekalb County Board in his native Illinois in 1972. After completing a BA and MA in Political Science at Northern Illinois University, he served as an Illinois State Senate Legislative Fellow. In 1976 Maibach joined the Caterpillar Tractor Co., first as a machine shop foreman, then as a Government Affairs Manager in Illinois, California and Washington DC. He opened CAT’s California Government Affairs Office in 1979. While in California he earned a BA in American and Latin American History at California State University.
In 1983 – as America moved to The Information Age – Maibach was recruited by the four founders of the Intel Corporation to establish their Government Affairs Department while serving as assistant to Intel Chairman Dr. Robert Noyce. Maibach opened Intel Government Affairs Offices in Washington, Brussels, Beijing and elsewhere, building a worldwide team of 150 public affairs managers as Intel’s first Vice President of Global Government Affairs. Mr. Maibach was a leading spokesman for America’s electronics industry on trade and technology policy, testifying 16 times before the US Congress. His engagements included the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act, the US-Japan Semiconductor Trade Agreement, the National Cooperative Research and Development Act, the R&D Tax Credit, SEMATECH funding, the GATT Uruguay Round, the 21st Century Patent Reform Act…and China’s WTO membership. He was involved in President Reagan’s Commission on Industrial Competitiveness, as well as President GHW Bush’s National Advisory Committee on Semiconductors. In 1992 he was a candidate for the US Congress from the Silicon Valley. While at Intel Maibach earned a BS in International Business at American University, and an MA in Political Philosophy at Georgetown University.
In 2003 Mr. Maibach became the President & CEO of the European-American Business Council and built it from bankruptcy to a group of 75 global companies with offices in Washington and Brussels. While at the EABC he completed an MA degree in International Relations at the Institute of World Politics, and an MA in American History and Government at Ashland University.
Today Maibach is the Managing Director of the James Wilson Institute, and a Distinguished Fellow on American Federalism at Save Our States. He gives speeches around the Nation on the Founders’ Constitution and its ingenious Electoral College design. Mr. Maibach serves on the Boards of the Witherspoon Institute, the Russell Kirk Center, the James Wilson Institute, the Davenant Institute, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, Benedictine College’s Center For Constitutional Liberty, the Institute of World Politics…and the Society of Classical Poets.
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