Michael Lienhard joined Randle Communications in February 2020 as an assistant account executive tasked with supporting the firm’s growing public affairs and ballot initiatives practices. In this role, he aids coalition development and stakeholder mapping for a myriad of health care clients including California Hospital Association, Californians Allied for Patient Protection and Dignity Health.
Prior to joining Randle Communications, Lienhard gained valuable experience working as a regional representative for former United States Senator Dean Heller. He coordinated with local and county governments, influential stakeholders and elected officials to build coalitions that worked together to find creative solutions to legislative issues that affected thousands of constituents. Additionally, he helped lead the advocacy for and implementation of Senator Heller’s legislative priorities throughout northern and rural Nevada. Lienhard also has prior experience working for the Charter Schools Association of Nevada and has supported numerous federal, state and local political campaigns and ballot measures.
Lienhard is a two-time graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a Minor in Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration and Policy. During his undergraduate education, he was involved in several campus organizations including serving as President of the fraternity Kappa Alpha Order.
In his free time, Lienhard enjoys exploring new places, hiking and taking weekend trips to Lake Tahoe with friends and family. He has traveled to 9 countries including most recently visiting Greece, Israel and Jordan.