Michael Braun

deputy chief of staff

Michael Braun: deputy chief of staffMike Braun directs Kasirer new business, from intake to research to proposals; undertakes firmwide research projects and prepares briefing materials for the firm’s principals and team members; and monitors, tracks, and supports all materials related to elections and politics.

Mike joined Kasirer after completing his term as the 2018-19 President of the SUNY Student Assembly and Trustee on the SUNY Board of Trustees. In this role Mike was the elected representative for the 1.4 million SUNY students across New York State and led a team of 40 student employees from across the state and oversaw all facets of the organization, including strategy and operations. As the student representative to the SUNY Board of Trustees, Mike offered the student perspective on key higher education issues to the Board and the Chancellor’s Cabinet, led the coordination of a federal and state advocacy campaign, and served as liaison for SUNY students to key decision-makers across the state and nation.

Prior to his work in SUNY, Mike interned at the United University Professions in Albany and North America’s Building Trades Unions in Washington D.C. Mike also served as President of SUNY Cortland’s Student Government Association.

Mike is a born-and-raised Long Islander from Elmont, NY. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at SUNY Cortland and his Master’s in Public Administration at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany.