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Michael Preston is Director of East Baltimore Community Affairs for Johns Hopkins University and Medicine. Michael has more than 20 years of experience in community affairs, government relations and communications and has consistently succeeded in forging partnerships between business and community leaders and building bridges in the community through thoughtful strategic messaging and open communications.
Previously, Michael served in the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration and the Empower Baltimore Management Corporation. At Empower Baltimore, he worked with Baltimore City officials to develop a program for small businesses to gain access to City development opportunities, coordinated and managed special events and was the company spokesperson to the media, community groups and business leaders. Michael led a statewide public awareness campaign regarding the opioid crisis in Maryland during his time at the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration and worked with the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention on a comprehensive marketing and communication plan to demonstrate the value and benefit the office brings to the community beyond its role in law enforcement. Michael is a graduate of Towson University where he received a BA in Mass Communication.