Michael Huttner is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ProgressNow a cutting-edge web-based advocacy organization with affiliates in California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin. Huttner started ProgressNow with his list of 700 email addresses in 2003 and now the ProgressNow partner states combined membership exceeds 2.2 million individuals.
He is the author of the recently published book 50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America.
As a private political consultant Huttner helped spearhead Colorado’s legislative efforts in 2004. He has taught Legislation and Lobbying as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver College of Law.
Before going into private practice, Huttner worked as Policy Advisor to Governor Roy Romer and before returning to Denver he clerked at the White House for the Office of the Counsel to the President.
Huttner earned his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. Huttner was chosen by The Denver Business Journal as one of the “Forty under 40” Leaders of Denver and by Denver’s 5280 magazine as the “Top Up-and-Comer to Keep Your Eye On.”
Huttner is married to Debbie Huttner, a lawyer by training who founded The Wellness Initiative to teach yoga in low-income schools; they live in Boulder with their three year old son Lee and two year old daughter Evy.