Michael Kennedy is Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Intuit, the global technology platform that helps individuals achieve financial confidence and powers prosperity with TurboTax, Credit Karma, Mint, QuickBooks, and Mailchimp. He joined Intuit in early 2023 and leads a global team focusing on public policy, government relations, public relations, and grassroots advocacy on issues around small business, financial technology, artificial intelligence, tax, data protection, and environmental and social justice.
Michael is also currently a member of the political science faculty at Howard University, teaching an undergraduate seminar on international corporate government affairs.
Previously, Mr. Kennedy served as Senior Vice President for Global Government Relations and Public Policy at VMware, the multi-cloud software company (2014-2023), focusing on issues including cybersecurity, cloud architecture, 5G, edge computing, privacy, tax and trade, sustainability, and social justice. Michael was a member of VMware’s Senior Leadership Team, comprising of VMware’s 40 most senior executives and engineers responsible for the strategic direction of the company.
Prior to VMware, Mr. Kennedy was Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah (2010-2014), Vice President for Federal and State Relations at Utah State University (2007-2010), and as a multi-client lobbyist at Lee & Smith, PC (2001-2007). While at USU, he also founded the Institute of Government and Politics and taught an upper-level political science course on lobbying the state and federal government.
Before coming to Washington, Mr. Kennedy served as Chief Operating Officer of Nutribution, Inc., a Los Angeles-based nutraceutical company (2000-2001), and as an Associate at the Boston Consulting Group (1999-2000). Mr. Kennedy served on the Board of Directors of MicroPact, Inc., a platform software company providing licensed and SaaS case management and business process solutions for governments and enterprises (2017-2019); MicroPact was acquired by Tyler Technologies, Inc. in 2019. Mr. Kennedy currently serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee and on the Executive Committee of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) and is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, the Carlton Club, World 50, and the Business-Government Relations Council (BGRC).
Mr. Kennedy is a graduate of Harvard University with an A.B. cum laude in Government and lives with his family in McLean, Virginia.