Michael Reyes, a former resident of the Alazán-Apache Courts, serves as the agency’s chief spokesperson and manages government relations, media relations, digital communications and social media outreach. Reyes brings more than 17 years of national and international communications, digital marketing and public affairs experience to the role. He previously managed external relations at the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) North American Representative Office in Washington, D.C. where, in collaboration with ADB’s Strategy and Policy Department, he engaged with the United States and Canadian governments, U.S. Congress, non-governmental organizations, private sector, media and Canadian government agencies to build support and understanding of ADB’s work. He also managed external affairs at the United Nations Secretary General’s office in Washington, D.C. where he led the U.N.’s external affairs outreach in the United States. Prior to the U.N., Reyes served on Capitol Hill in the Legislative Relations Office at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the congressionally mandated non-partisan research arm of the U.S. Congress, where he coordinated public affairs programs and briefings for Members of Congress and staff of the House of Representatives, Senate and congressional committees as well as the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). He also served as Director of Development at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ National Headquarters in Washington. Michael holds a B.A. from Southern Methodist University and a M.A. from Georgetown University. He is a member of the Library of Congress Professional Association, the United Nations Association of the USA, The Fund for American Studies, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Society of Professional Journalists, The National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Press Club.