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Michael Fanning

Director of Sustainable Development, Michelin Group

Michael Fanning is director of sustainable development for the Michelin Group and leads the Michelin Performance and Responsibility process. He previously served as vice president of corporate affairs for Michelin North America, where he was responsible for corporate communication, government affairs, and media planning and buying for the Group's North American operations. He joined Michelin in 1999, following executive communication assignments with Liberty Corp., The Reader's Digest Association, IBM and the Associated General Contractors of America. Mr. Fanning is Michelin's liaison-delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, where he leads the city task force for Sustainable Mobility Project 2.0 in Chengdu, China. He is also the company's representative to the U.N. Global Compact and an advisory board member for the Initiative on Sustainability with The Conference Board. He is a past chairman and current member of the Advisory Council on Communication at the College of Charleston. He also served on the board of The Yellowstone Park Foundation and the Automotive Hall of Fame. He earned a bachelor's degree in radio, TV and film from University College at the University of Maryland.