Douglas Michelman - Global Head of Corporate Relations
Douglas Michelman leads the global corporate relations function for Visa Inc. and oversees all corporate relations activities at Visa Inc., including global media relations, industry analyst relations, public affairs, issues management and stakeholder communications to financial institution partners, merchants and employees. He is responsible for developing and executing communication programs that support Visa Inc.'s brand, marketing, product and technology strategies as well as supporting executive and digital communication strategies.
Michelman joined Visa U.S.A. as executive vice president of corporate relations in January 2003. As steward of the corporation's reputation, Michelman served as the chief communications strategist for Visa U.S.A. Prior to joining Visa, Michelman served as regional president and senior partner at Fleishman-Hillard. In this position, he managed Fleishman-Hillard's West Coast operations and oversaw the company's collective technology communications resources as CEO of Fleishman- Hillard Technology Consulting Worldwide (TCW).
During the course of his career, Michelman has developed corporate and investor relations communications programs, counseled clients on crisis communications and directed corporate image campaigns. In addition to various roles within Fleishman-Hillard both in the U.S. and internationally, Michelman's extensive communications experience also includes staff positions in the press office for two presidential campaigns and work as an associate producer for local and national television news programs.
Michelman earned a B.A. in political science from Duke University in North Carolina.