Michael Bailey serves as Program Manager, Leadership Programs, for the George W. Bush Institute, focusing on international leadership programs. In this role, Michael works with the Liberty and Leadership Program, which strives to equip young leaders with the knowledge and skills to succeed during a democratic transition, and the WE Lead Program, which works to equip young women from the Middle East, North Africa, and Afghanistan with the skills to become more effective leaders.
Prior to joining the George W. Bush Institute, Michael provided operations, media, and communications support to The American Choral Directors Association, a music organization dedicated to the excellence and advancement of choral music.
Michael is a native of Arlington, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music (Voice) from The University of Oklahoma, and he holds a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in finance and real estate from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business.