As senior vice president of emerging issues at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Mike Carney helps America’s business leaders prepare for the future. Through original research and thought-provoking events, the emerging issues team bridges the gap between theory and practice to prepare for the technological, social, and policy changes that are reshaping the world. Carney also leads the U.S. Chamber’s pandemic response and the Foundation’s civics education program.
Carney joined the Foundation after more than two decades as a journalist and consultant. He was a partner at one of the world’s largest communications firms, where he advised corporate executives and government officials in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. He later served as head of public affairs at the Community of Democracies and operated a consultancy in the Netherlands.
Earlier in his career, Carney was a reporter and editor. At USA Today, he was the lead writer for the newspaper’s breaking news blog, On Deadline. His investigative reporting as a magazine freelancer earned top honors in 2005 and 2006 from the Society of Professional Journalists in Washington.
Carney earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a master’s from the Missouri School of Journalism. He taught at Johns Hopkins University and Northern Virginia Community College.