Live podcast hosted by Cathy Gillespie and students: Tova Love Kaplan, Jorne Gilbert, and Jewel Gilbert
Topic: Live Podcast: Ep. 121 — How Republics Elect Heads of Government
When: Tuesday 6/7/2022 at 2:00 pm ET
Join us weekly as we chat with Constitutional experts on hot-topic issues via Zoom! The audience is not on camera but is encouraged to ask questions via the Q&A. Current Series: American Exceptionalism Revealed
Meet the Guest
Michael Maibach is a seasoned professional in global business diplomacy, advisor to non-profit organizations, and supporter of vital civic causes.
From 2003 to 2012 he was President & CEO of the European-American Business Council, a group of 75 multinational companies with offices in Brussels and Washington DC.
From 1983 to 2001 Mr. Maibach was Vice President of Global Government Affairs for the Intel Corporation. He worked closely with its four founders, Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, Andy Grove, and Les Vadasz. At Intel, he built a global team of 150 professionals advancing the company’s commercial policy views.
From 1976 to 1983 he was a Government Affairs Manager at Caterpillar, Inc. in Illinois, California, and Washington DC. His initial job at CAT was as a machine shop foreman in their East Peoria tractor factory.
Today he is a Distinguished Fellow on American Federalism at Save Our States, an organization dedicated to defending the Founders’ Federalism and the Constitution’s Electoral College. He is also the Managing Director of the James Wilson Institute. It was James Wilson who first proposed the Electoral College in the 1787 Constitutional Convention. In 2020 Maibach was elected by his party to be a Virginia Presidential Elector.
Michael serves on the Boards of the Witherspoon Institute, the Russell Kirk Center, the CS Lewis Institute of Naples, the Washington, Jefferson, Madison Institute, the Faith and Law Institute, the Caesar Rodney Institute, and The Society of Classical Poets.
Mr. Maibach has earned seven university degrees. While earning his first degree at Northern Illinois University he was elected to the DeKalb County Board, becoming the first American elected to public office under 21 years of age in US history.
Michael is a native of Peoria, Illinois. He spent his Intel career in California’s Silicon Valley. He now resides in Alexandria, Virginia, and in Naples, Florida.
Meet the Hosts
Cathy Gillespie is the Chair of Constituting America and one of 16 private citizens serving on the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, helping organize the celebration of our country’s 250th birthday in 2026! She is a former Congressional Chief of Staff and former Commissioner of the White House Fellows Commission.
Tova Love Kaplan is eighteen years old and lives in Chicago, Illinois. She currently serves as the National Youth Director for Constituting America and runs the National Youth Advisory Council. She is a three-time winner of the “We the Future” contest and is passionate about educating and empowering young people to use their constitutional rights!
Jorne Gilbert is a recent graduate of Moravian University where he designed a major entitled Dramatic Production and Musical Performance. He used what he learned to further develop the charitable organization Sing For America which he co-founded to produce musicals portraying the art of Truth and Light. He is an avid rugby player and in his spare time flips houses with his uncle.
Jewel Gilbert is Executive Producer of Sing for America, a charity founded by him and his family. Sing for America reveals the Art of Truth and Light through live performance. He is the Operations Director for a new business venture, J. Barker Paving. Jewel holds a BA in Musical Performance/Dramatic