Mike Schmuhl is a principal at LANGLEYCYBER where he advises the firm on politics.
Mike was the national campaign manager of Pete for America, Pete Buttigieg’s groundbreaking presidential campaign during the 2020 Democratic primaries. The first employee of the campaign, he built and led an organization of nearly 600 team members with over $100 million in resources. Buttigieg now serves as the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
Previously, Mike was vice president at the Democratic consulting firm 270 Strategies in Chicago, where he advised nonprofits, issue-based causes, and labor unions. In his native Indiana, he has worked on numerous campaigns over the last decade, primarily for Buttigieg and former U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly. He was elected chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party in 2021.
Before working in politics, Mike worked in the newsroom of The Washington Post as a producer and booker for broadcast outlets. He also interned for the late Tim Russert at NBC News’ Meet the Press. He received a BA in History from the University of Notre Dame and a MA in International Affairs from Sciences Po in Paris, France. He lives in South Bend, Indiana.