Michael Shelnutt is a Vice President of Government Relations with McGuireWoods Consulting, based out of their Atlanta office. Michael has over 17 years of public sector experience in Georgia, 11 of those years were spent at the Georgia Department of Insurance, where he served as a Deputy Assistant Commissioner. He was responsible for the Department’s Intergovernmental affairs, supervising the Arson and Insurance Fraud Units, as well as overseeing the licensing of Property & Casualty and Life & Health Insurance Companies. Michael began his career in state politics serving as legislative aide in both the House and Senate of the Georgia General Assembly as well as working at the Georgian Republican Party. He has managed and served as the general consultant for several political campaigns in Georgia including, Ralph Hudgens for Commissioner of Insurance in 2010.