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Michael J. Solari

Michael J. SolariPresident
michael@shortstrategy.com

Michael Solari is the President and an equity partner of Short Strategy Group, Inc. His expertise in legislative lobbying and advocacy at the state level has earned him a reputation as one of the most trusted voices in the Indiana Statehouse. He advocates on behalf of clients in industries that include gaming, tourism, alcohol, insurance, public safety, financial institutions, rail and logistics. He also consults with clients who are interested in procurement opportunities.

Michael is very active in local and state politics. He is a member of the Marion County Capital Club and was a Precinct Committeemen in downtown Center Township. Michael was appointed by the Marion County Democratic Party to Chair the Marion County Election Board, a body that performs the administrative functions of the election process. He also is a member of the Indy Chamberís Business Advisory Committee (P.A.C. Board), which is responsible for endorsing pro-business candidates and ballot referendums.

Michael was previously appointed by the City-County Council of Indianapolis to the Indianapolis City Market Corporation Board of Directors. He served three terms and was the Board President.

Michael serves on the Board of Governors for the Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana (G.A.S.I.), and is a member of the National Association of State Lobbyists (N.A.S.L.).

Michael is a parishioner at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. He resides in downtown Indianapolis.

Education

  • University of Indianapolis
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Economics
    • Graduated Cum Laude

Civic and Community Involvement

  • Chairman, Marion County Election Board
  • Member of the Indy Chamber Business Advisory Committee (PAC Board)
  • Member of the Indy Chamber Local Government and Fiscal Policy Committee
  • Member of The Hundred Club of Indianapolis

Past Civic and Community Involvement

  • Immediate-Past President of the Indianapolis City Market Corporation Board of Directors
  • Member of the D.A.R.E. Indiana Board of Directors
  • University of Indianapolis Alumni Association Board of Directors
    • Member of the Boardís Executive Leadership Committee
    • Chairman of the Alumni to Community Committee
    • UIndy Alumni Mentoring Program

Professional Associations

  • Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana (G.A.S.I.)
    • Member, Board of Governors
      • Vice President
  • National Association of State Lobbyists

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