Michael Johns is the National Tea Party movement co-founder and leader. Michael is a health care executive and former White House speechwriter and Heritage Foundation policy analyst.
In his industry capacities, Michael has held executive management responsibilities in several components of the U.S. and global health care industry. In addition to his extensive private sector career, Michael has served as a White House speechwriter to President George H. W. Bush, a senior aide to former New Jersey Governor and 9/11 Commission Chairman Tom Kean (R-NJ), and as a senior United States Senate aide to U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME). Michael began his career as a policy analyst at the globally-respected Heritage Foundation and as an editor of the foundation’s scholarly magazine, Policy Review.
Michael has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, National Review, and other national media. He has appeared on CBS News, PBS, CNBC, C-SPAN, BBC, Fox Business News, Fox News, China Global Television Network (CGTN) and other networks.
Michael is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he majored in economics and graduated with honors. He also has studied at Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom.