Michael Stumo is the Chief Executive Officer of the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA). CPA is a national bipartisan organization including agriculture, manufacturing and organized labor. CPA works for policies to balance U.S. trade, create jobs and achieve broadly shared prosperity. CPA represents the interests of over 4.1 million households through its association and company members.
Michael works closely with US administration officials as well as Democratic and Republican congressional offices. He supervises the CPA Research Department which provides innovative analysis of emerging trade and tax issues, producing data-based results that sometimes challenge conventional theory.
Michael educates political, media and business leaders on issues including trade imbalances, trade enforcement, tax reform, agricultural trade, manufacturing policy, currency misalignment and related issues. He appears on American and international television (CNBC, Japan NHK World) and radio programs (BBC World Service), and speaks before domestic and international audiences. His articles on trade, tax and economics are published frequently in publications like The Hill, Inside Sources, and Marketwatch among many other US publications.
Michael was a lawyer and litigator at Brignole, Bush and Lewis (Hartford CT) and Domina Law (Omaha NE). He was general counsel for the Organization for Competitive Markets focusing upon agriculture and antitrust.
Michael holds a B.S. from Iowa State University in Agriculture (high distinction) and a law degree from the University of Iowa (high distinction). He lives on a farm in southwest Massachusetts with his wife, Nadia, where they raised three children.
Bullard is the CEO of the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA), the nation’s largest cattle trade association that exclusively represents independent cattle producers.
Formerly a cow/calf producer in South Dakota, Bullard also served as Executive Director of the South Dakota Public Unities Commission for over five years. He has testified on behalf of R-CALF USA before Congress and executive branch agencies, manages numerous lawsuits on behalf of the organization, and authored an antitrust paper published in the South Dakota Law Review. He has a B.S. in Political Science from Black Hills State University.
Bullard resides in Billings, Montana, and has three children: Cameron, Candace, and Callie, and five grandchildren.