Michael Reyes serves as the Public Affairs Officer after serving as Director of Communications and Public Affairs, which is responsible for internal and external communications, local, state and federal government relations, reputation management and community relations. A former resident of the Alazán-Apache Courts, Michael brings more than 21 years of national and international public affairs experience to the role. He previously served the United States Congress where he managed public affairs programs and briefings for the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and U.S. congressional committees, as well as the Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Budget Office. He also served in the Office of the United Nations Secretary General and Asian Development Bank, an international, anti-poverty development organization, collectively managing external affairs including liaising with the White House, U.S. State Department, U.S. Congress, World Bank Group, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic corps, academia and national and international media. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Arts in Social Public Policy from Georgetown University. He completed executive education programs at the MIT’s Sloan School of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science and a persuasive communication certification from the John. F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Michael is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, The Fund for American Studies, National Association of Government Communicators, United Nations Association of the USA and the National Press Club of Washington.