Mike Sommers is the president and chief executive officer of the American Investment Council. Prior to joining the AIC, Sommers spent two decades in public service in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the White House. From Congress to the West Wing, Sommers crafted and executed a wide range of political and legislative strategies centered on the nation's most pressing issues. Most recently, Sommers was chief of staff to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). In this capacity, he was the top staffer in the House of Representatives and advised the speaker and House leadership on all matters before the Congress. Sommers has been at the center of every major policy dispute in the last decade, successfully negotiating bipartisan compromises on landmark legislation. Sommers previously served Boehner in other capacities, including deputy chief of staff, policy director, legislative director and press secretary.