Michael Dabbs

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As senior director of impact, Michael Dabbs directs programmatic initiatives to propel narrative change for LGBTQ equality, oversees institutional communications, shapes the foundation’s priorities and measures progress toward our strategic goals, and reports our impact to key stakeholders.

Michael joined the Gill Foundation team in 2019 as senior communications officer and was most recently the director of strategy.

Prior to joining the foundation, Michael was the communications and creative director at RBI Strategies and Research. While at RBI, Michael worked alongside nonprofits, issue advocacy campaigns, and political candidates to develop and implement nationally recognized, award-winning creative and communications strategies, helping shape public discourse and win at the ballot box.

Michael graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science and strategic communication from Texas Christian University. He holds a master’s degree in international and intercultural communication from the University of Denver, where he is an adjunct professor.

Originally from Arkansas, Michael has made his way upstream to Colorado. His passion for sports has cultivated a love for radio, ballpark food, and the underdog.