Michael C. Carnuccio

Michael Carnuccio serves as President and CEO of the E Foundation for Oklahoma, a multi-million dollar, vision-based, non-profit organization operating the donor-owner model of strategic planning and leveraged investment in public policy. In November of 2015, Michael launched the JTK Group, LLC, a strategic leadership firm that influences assets for strategic results, where he provides deliberate partnerships for capital generation and leadership coaching in the areas of fundraising, personal growth and team management.

In 2012, Michael founded the Liberty Foundation of America with two, matching $150,000 lead gifts and served in the capacity of President until 2016.  After creating and hosting a weekly, Sunday morning discussion program that aired in the Oklahoma City media market, Michael helped launch MiddleGround Media Group, a nonprofit journalism enterprise that includes radio broadcast, online and investigative journalism.  Previously, Michael served as President of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs from 2010 through 2015. When Carnuccio began, OCPA was a >$900,000 organization with five employees; when he stepped down, the enterprise exceeded $6,000,000, housing multiple organizations and a campus that included the 7,000 sq. ft. Advance Center for Free Enterprise multi-purpose, event facility.  

Michael is a member of Club 29 Rotary, the Downtown Club of Oklahoma City, SALLT Class IV and a RightOnCrime signatory. He currently serves on the national Board of Directors for both Operation Homefront and the Fairness Center; the Board of Directors for the E Foundation for Oklahoma, the Cavett Kids Foundation and the Oklahoma Scholarship Fund; and the Board of Trustees for SALLT.  Michael received both his B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and M.A. in Political Science from Oklahoma State University, where he later served as adjunct faculty in the Department of Political Science.  He lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with his wife, Kayla, and their children, Joseph, Thomas and Kathryn.

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