Michael Hildebrand

Michael Hildebrand

Associate Vice President

Michael Hildebrand helps clients in our National & Academic Health Systems Practice build and protect their reputations by successfully navigating operational, strategic and crisis situations.

With 20 years of communications and operational experience, Hildebrand brings a methodical and thoughtful approach to the most complicated situations in a way that allows stakeholders to understand the impacts of key decisions.

Prior to joining the firm, Hildebrand served as chief of staff for Prisma Health, helping guide the organization through a health system merger of equals and subsequent integration. Additionally, he served as president of a legacy subsidiary board responsible for lease oversight and community health.

Before entering the healthcare industry, Hildebrand spent 15 years in law enforcement, with responsibilities for communications, public information and community engagement. He also led a nonprofit organization focused on transportation and mobility issues.

Throughout his career, Hildebrand has led teams through strategic communication challenges, sensitive political issues and evolving crisis situations. He is skilled at creating connections among diverse audiences including elected and government officials, executives, community and business leaders and the media.

Hildebrand earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and an M.B.A. from Columbia Southern University.

Worth Knowing:

  • Major fan of the great movies of the 1980’s and 1990’s – Dead Poets Society, The Goonies and Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Cast as a “Party Parent” in The Nutcracker ballet five times
  • Have read all 14 of Ian Fleming’s James Bond books