Bronwyn Bailey directs the research program and industry outreach at the American Investment Council. Her knowledge leadership supports communications about private investment and helps firms navigate industry changes. She oversees the AIC’s Chief Financial Officers’ Committee as well as the Research & Investor Relations Committee.
Prior to joining the AIC, Bailey managed an analytics team at BlackRock to optimize distribution strategy for iShares ETFs. She was formerly the research director at SVB Capital, where she assessed venture investment opportunity and monitored a $1B fund portfolio. Bailey also advised the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) as an external consultant to develop benchmarks measuring private equity fund performance.
Bailey began her career as a management consultant advising international corporate clients. She conducted financial and economic analysis in support of commercial litigation at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Los Angeles and provided strategic recommendations to telecommunications and media companies while at Gemini Consulting in London. She has authored numerous publications, including articles for The New York Times and Pensions & Investments, and is a frequent speaker at investment conferences.
Bailey graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University and earned a doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a CAIA charter holder.
Jason Mulvihill currently serves as General Counsel for the American Investment Council. As General Counsel, Mulvihill has responsibility for legislative, regulatory, and international matters considered by the AIC. He oversees the AIC’s Regulatory Committee, Tax Committee, General Counsels Committee and the Chief Compliance Officers Working Group.
Before joining the AIC, Mulvihill served as Legislative Director and Chief Counsel for Senator John Ensign (R-NV). In this capacity, Mulvihill was responsible for tax and trade issues before the Senate Finance Committee. He was one of the principal Republican staff who crafted the bipartisan renewable energy tax credit legislation that was signed into law in 2008. In early 2009, he developed and secured enactment of cancellation of debt income legislation. Mulvihill also helped to prevent changes in the tax treatment of carried interest, publicly traded partnerships, and deferral.
Mulvihill joined Senator Ensign’s staff after serving as Senior Counsel for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Before working on Capitol Hill, Mulvihill was an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington, D.C., practicing antitrust law.
Mulvihill graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Georgetown University, and received his law degree from Columbia University Law School. He is a member of the New York State and District of Columbia Bars.
Emily Schillinger currently serves as Vice President of Public Affairs for the American Investment Council. In this role, she develops and leads the Council’s comprehensive communications and media affairs strategy.
Prior to joining the AIC, she served for over fifteen years at the highest levels of government at the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives.
Most recently, she served as Communications Director of the House Ways and Means Committee where she advised members of the committee and led the committee’s communications strategy for the successful passage of the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Before joining the Ways & Means Committee, Schillinger served as Press Secretary to Speaker of the House John Boehner. Prior to this, she served as Communications Director to U.S. Senator John Barrasso and the Senate Republican Policy Committee.
Earlier in her career, Schillinger served in the George W. Bush Administration as Press Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce and as Assistant Press Secretary at the White House.
She grew up in Columbus, Georgia and received her bachelor’s degree from Clemson University. She and her husband Ian live in Washington, D.C.
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. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan called him “one of the best people I have come across in public service” and “smart, steady and with unquestioned integrity.” House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer said he is “well known and well liked on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue and incredibly talented both as a manager and policy expert.”
Most recently, Sommers was Chief of Staff to Speaker of the House John A. 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 and successfully negotiated bipartisan compromises on landmark legislation, including the Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP) in 2008, the resolution of the fiscal cliff in 2013, the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015 and trade promotion authority in 2015.
Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill, named Sommers one of the top staffers on Capitol Hill for each of the past 10 years and in 2015 named him one of the top 50 staffers in the last 50 years. Sommers has been profiled in Politico, The Hill and National Journal. In 2005, he was selected by his peers to head of the Republican Chiefs of Staff association.
Prior to being named Chief of Staff to the Speaker, Sommers served Boehner in other capacities, including Deputy Chief of Staff, Policy Director, Legislative Director and Press Secretary.
Sommers also served as Special Assistant to President George W. Bush at the National Economic Council at the White House in 2005. In this capacity, he advised the President on agriculture, trade and food policy.
A native of Naperville, Illinois, Sommers is a graduate of the honors program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. While an undergraduate at Miami, he was awarded the President’s Distinguished Service Medal – the highest honor given to a Miami undergraduate.
He is married to Jill Sommers, a former Commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). They have three children and live in Alexandria, Virginia.