Callie Michael

Callie Michael joined Southern Strategy Group in 2010 with over eight years of valuable experience in both the budget and policy areas for state and federal government.  Callie maintained a top-secret security clearance from the United States Department of Defense and worked in the U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee on the Defense Subcommittee. In this capacity, Callie gained rare insight into the federal appropriations and committee process as well as the role and interplay of government relations in the legislative arena.

Following Callie’s work in Washington, DC, which provided valuable experience and contacts at the federal level, Callie returned to the South where she joined the Georgia Senate Budget and Evaluation Office as the Program Analyst for the Criminal Justice, Public Safety, and Judicial Subcommittees on Appropriations.  Callie was soon promoted to the position of Principal Analyst, to assume the duties and responsibilities of the departing Deputy Director. As Principal Analyst, Callie oversaw the day-to-day operations of the office and the budget development process, briefed the director and Senators on budget and policy issues, supervised and assisted other budget staff members, and served as the main contact to the 56 Senators.

Callie served as Senate President Pro Tem Tommie Williams’ Policy Director during the 2010 legislative session. In this capacity, Callie provided key policy analysis and recommendations to Senate Leadership.

Callie is a graduate of the University of Alabama.