May 18, 2021
May 18, 2021
LANSING, Mich., May 18, 2021 – Today, Michigan Rising Action announced the hiring of a new Executive Director and Communications Director for the organization. Eric Ventimiglia will serve as Executive Director and Mike Banerian will serve as Communications Director.
“Michigan Rising Action has been the gold standard for holding liberal politicians and their special interest groups accountable and I am excited to expand the important work already being done here,” said Eric Ventimiglia, Executive Director of Michigan Rising Action. Ventimiglia continued, “Our growing team at Michigan Rising Action is committed to advancing conservative principles, and we will continue to lead the conversation on public policy here in Michigan.”
Eric Ventimiglia is a political strategist with over a decade of political and government experience at the state and federal level. Ventimiglia most recently served under Secretary Perdue at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and worked under Secretary DeVos at the U.S. Department of Education. Previously, Ventimiglia worked in the Michigan House of Representatives and managed numerous state house campaigns. Ventimiglia got his start in politics interning for Congresswoman Candice Miller.
Mike Banerian is a communications specialist and political strategist with experience in state and federal politics. Banerian served 2 terms as a Vice-Chairman for the Michigan Republican Party and was a member of the State’s Electoral College in the 2016 Presidential election. Following the 2016 cycle, Banerian served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Congressman Mike Bishop and most recently served as Deputy Communications Director for the Michigan Republican Party.