Originally from the Philadelphia area, Mike Stakias joined Whittle School & Studios in September 2015. He received a B.A. in political science from Hobart College and an M.B.A. from the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary. Mike spent nine years in Washington, D.C., in various legislative, political, and government-affairs capacities. Previously, he worked for Senate majority leader Bill Frist, served on Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign, and advised sitting senators and political candidates throughout the country. Mike joined Whittle School & Studios to be part of an unrivaled opportunity to join leaders in education and other industries to create the first truly modern school of the 21st century.