Events & Speaking Engagements
Michael P. Ross
Mike’s experience solving complex problems and bringing disparate parties together as a legislator, now extends to his practice as an attorney where he focuses on real estate, strategic advice, and government relations. Mike served for 14 years as a Boston City Councilor, as well as serving as the President of the body. In 2013 he entered the race for mayor, sharing a bold vision for the city’s future.
As an elected official he championed the opening of elementary schools in underserved neighborhoods and recently celebrated the announcement of the opening of a new downtown school - the first since the Carter administration. He brought physical education to area schools and focused on creating innovative job training models. His efforts revitalize the Boston Common and launch Food Trucks by borrowing ideas from other cities, have helped to move Boston forward.
Mike’s commitment to social and economic justice extends to his professional and personal life. A first-generation American, he learned early on about the importance of building a more just and equal society. His father survived ten concentration camps during the Holocaust, and was rescued by American soldiers at Dachau. Mike was recently appointed by President Obama to serve on the council of the United States Holocaust Museum.
Mike holds a bachelor's degree from Clark University in Worcester, an MBA from Boston University, and a law degree from Suffolk University. Mike also writes opinion columns regularly for The Boston Globe.
- Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 2007
- Boston University, MBA, 2001
- Clark University, B.A., 1993
- Appointed by Pres. Obama to serve on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council