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Michael Mendelevitz



Mr. Mendelevitz has been serving as an executive of Washington, DC-based ESOP Advisors, Inc. for over 25 years. His clients have included federal, state and local agencies, and private sector clients from start-ups to Fortune 1000 companies. He is a recognized leader in the field of government restructuring and BRAC related economic revitalization. He has spoken internationally on employee ownership, privatization, government restructuring and defense industry adjustment.


Mr. Mendelevitz led the groundbreaking transformation of the OPM Investigative Unit from a government unit to a for-profit company owned by former federal employees, and was a finalist for the Harvard Kennedy School Innovation Award. He managed the DC Green Collar Jobs initiative which was a finalist for an American Society of Civilian Engineers Sustainability Award, and his work establishing the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub received an award and was ‘recognized for excellence in regionalism and cross-border collaboration’. 


Michael grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from Miami University (Ohio). He worked as a community organizer in Cleveland, helping the poor with energy related issues and moved into business services by establishing pension plans for non-profits.  He moved to the Washington, DC area in 1985 to work for The Calvert Group, and investment management company.  Mr. Mendelevitz resides in Rockville, Maryland with his wife of 31 years; Louise Berke, a Business Analyst. They have two grown sons.  Michael is active in local government, spends his free time cooking, gardening and enjoying as many sports and as much music as time will allow. 


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