Michael Farley joins EMD Consulting Group LLC as an executive with 30+ years experience in senior and C level management positions leading mission-driven organizations, creating strategy, driving innovation and integrating operations to expand service capacity and sustainable revenue growth. He is proficient in building and leading leadership teams, recruiting strong boards of directors, setting strategic direction and measuring performance for change, service growth and increased brand awareness.

His positions have included serving as Chief Development Officer of the American Society of International Law, Chief Development Officer for the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, Vice President of Development at USO World Headquarters, Interim CEO and Chief Corporate Officer for Community and Financial Development at the American Diabetes Association, CEO of the St. Louis Regional Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Vice President of the American Red Cross National Headquarters leading Disaster Relief Fundraising and training field-based chapters in sustainable fund development. His experience and achievement in planning, operations, fundraising, media relations and board development have earned him multiple awards, including the American Red Cross Tiffany Award for Excellence in Leadership, and the Taproot Foundation Award of Excellence for providing consulting services to nonprofit organizations throughout the DC metro area.

Farley holds a master’s degree in Political Science and Urban Affairs from St. Louis University, a leadership certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Nonprofit Management, and has been a certified fund raising executive (CFRE) of the International Association of Fundraising Professionals since 1990.

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