Founder & Director: Michael C. Maibach
Michael Maibach was a seasoned professional and industry leader in global business diplomacy for 38 years. This included serving as Vice President of Global Government Affairs for the Intel Corporation (1983-2001), and President & CEO of the European-American Business Council (2003-2012).
Today Mr. Maibach serves on the Boards of 12 non-profit organizations, all engaged in positive forms of civic education. The Maibach Fund, as well as the generosity of CEC members and donors support the work of this non-partisan Center. The Center does not receive government funding of any kind.
Mr. Maibach has been involved in public policy and the advancement of citizen engagement his entire life. While in college he was elected to the DeKalb County Board (Illinois), the first American elected to public office under 21 years of age in US history. While in college he was a Governor’s Fellow and a Legislative Fellow in the State Senate – both in his native State of Illinois.
Mr. Maibach has earned six college degrees from Northern Illinois University (BA/MA), California State University (BA), American University (BS), Georgetown University (MA), and the Institute of World Politics (MA). He is currently a student in Ashland University’s American History & Government MA program. Mr. Maibach published his first essay on the Electoral College in 1976 in his hometown newspaper, the Peoria Journal Star.