Michael P. Kirsch
Michael P. Kirsch joined AIR as executive vice president and chief operating officer in March 2014. Dr. Kirsch is an accomplished senior executive with more than 25 years of experience in leading and managing projects, people and organizations. He is a strategic and analytical thinker with a unique ability to create effective linkages between business infrastructure and program units to achieve corporate objectives. Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Kirsch served as senior vice president for Labor and Human Services and chief operating officer at IMPAQ International.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Kirsch has directed numerous policy-oriented research and evaluation studies of government programs using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. He has facilitated strategic/business planning sessions with senior executives; supported teams engaged in business process redesign; led the design and analysis of qualitative data collection efforts; and implemented numerous, innovative workplace programs. Dr. Kirsch has worked for federal, state and local government clients, including the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Agriculture, Treasury and Transportation; the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Agency for International Development; the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Michigan; and Riverside County (CA), Fairfax County (VA) and Montgomery County (MD), as well as for selected firms in the private sector.
In his role as COO at AIR, Dr. Kirsch will be supporting four AIR professional services programs and will be responsible for aligning corporate and program planning and for implementing a shared approach to quality, project management and workforce and resource planning.