​​​​​​​​STRATEGIC PUBLIC AFFAIRS, LTD

MICHAEL R. FLEISCHER, ESQ.  PRESIDENT

111 Washington Avenue, Suite 606A

Albany, NY 12210

mfleischer@strategicpany.com

​518-416-2567

www.strategicpany.com



GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS     PUBLIC AFFAIRS     CONSULTING

Michael R. Fleischer, President of Strategic Public Affairs, has worked at the highest levels of New York State Government during a more than 20-year public service career, including serving in executive-level positions in the state’s major transportation agencies during the administrations of four Governors. 

Fleischer served as Executive Director of the New York State Thruway from to 2003 to 2011. Prior to his service at the NYS Thruway, Fleischer worked at the New York State Department of Transportation from 1995 to 2003 including serving as First Deputy Commissioner at NYSDOT, where he was directly responsible for the development and implementation of the Department’s $1.65 billion annual highway and bridge program and the Department’s $4 billion annual budget, including funding for aviation, rail, ferry and transit programs, as well as the administrative functions of the agency, including the Offices of Budget and Finance, Engineering, Human Resources, and the Directors of Public Affairs and Governmental Relations.

Fleischer is a NYS licensed attorney with excellent communication skills and vast experience in communicating on often complex issues to the public, the media, and elected officials.  He also has expertise in coalition building, highlighted by his development and delivery of a successful communication and coalition building plan that resulted in the first approved toll modification program implemented in nearly twenty years on the NYS Thruway.