As Vice President Biden’s deputy director of speechwriting, Mike Flynn wrote speeches in the West Wing, aboard Air Force Two, and on Amtrak trains across the country.
During his time with the vice president, Mike worked on material ranging from major policy addresses to commencement speeches. He helped craft the administration’s message around manufacturing policy, technological innovation, immigration reform, gun safety, and countless other issues.
As the head of West Wing Writers’ San Francisco office, Mike helps hone and execute communications strategy for Fortune 50 CEOs, Silicon Valley startups, and global foundations. This work spans a wide range of issues and industries — from hundred-year-old firms navigating disruption to hundred-day-old businesses establishing their place in the national conversation.
During the 2012 presidential election, Mike was part of the speechwriting operation at the Democratic National Convention, a team responsible for writing and choreographing messaging for 120 speakers, including senators, governors, CEOs, and military leaders.
Before the White House, Mike was a speechwriter and press advisor to then-Senator John Kerry. He also worked with the political strategist and consultant Bob Shrum on his 2007 national bestseller, No Excuses: Concessions of a Serial Campaigner.
A native of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, Mike graduated first in his class at New York University. He lives in San Francisco.