Michael Carney
  • Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Mike Carney is senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. His responsibilities include directing the Foundation's work exploring frontier issues and developing strategies to address large-scale, evolving global challenges. Carney also led the U.S. Chamber's response to the pandemic. 

In addition, Carney oversees the Foundation's incubator capability, the communications team, and its civics programming. He brings years of experience to his role from previous positions, including his time as a partner at a global communications firm where he advised corporate executives and government officials across different continents. He also served as the head of public affairs at the Community of Democracies and operated a consultancy in the Netherlands. 

Before his consulting career, Carney worked as a journalist. At USA Today, he was the primary writer for the newspaper’s breaking news blog, On Deadline. His investigative reporting as a freelance magazine journalist was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists in Washington in 2005 and 2006. 

Carney holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism. He also earned a postgraduate diploma in Strategy & Innovation from Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. He has taught at Johns Hopkins University and Northern Virginia Community College.