Mike O'Brien, publisher of Capital & Washington and Vice President at Bose Public Affairs Group, joins The Gary Snyder Show on 1400 WBAT every Thursday at 4:35 pm eastern to give listeners the latest in Republican state and national politics.
As a vice president with Bose Public Affairs Group, Michael O'Brien brings several years of experience to the firm. In helping meet the needs of the firm's clients, O'Brien's focus is on legislative and executive branch lobbying, state and local procurement, and political consulting.
Since joining the firm in 2006, O'Brien has maintained a broad focus on a range of legislative issues including insurance and healthcare policy, environmental management, labor law, public-private partnerships, telecommunications, and transportation. He has represented numerous clients before legislative committees, state and local regulatory bodies, and executive branch agencies.
Prior to joining Bose Public Affairs Group, O'Brien served as legislative director for Governor Mitch Daniels. He was the primary liaison between the governor and the General Assembly on all legislative matters. During his service to the governor, O'Brien worked on a variety of issues including the adoption of Daylight Saving Time, the passage of landmark legislation establishing a state inspector general, the formation of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the lease of the Indiana Toll Road, and expanded access to broadband connectivity. In this role, O'Brien built coalitions with private sector organizations and became proficient in developing and implementing grassroots strategies to pass legislation. In addition to his role as legislative director, O'Brien was the governor's policy director for the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.
Before serving on Governor Daniels' senior staff, O'Brien was the legislative liaison for the Indiana State Medical Association. During his time at the ISMA, O'Brien was an advocate for healthcare providers in the state of Indiana and worked on a variety of regulatory and public health issues.
O'Brien's previous political experience includes working on the Mitch for Governor Campaign in 2004 and 2008. In 2006, O'Brien managed Todd Rokita's successful election as Secretary of State. In 2009, O'Brien was elected chairman of the Hendricks County Republican Party.