Michael T. Greenle
Nowak Metro Finance Lab
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation
Michael Greenle joined the Lindy Institute and Nowak Lab in October 2019 after a decade as an independent consultant focused on values-based, urban public affairs projects as a communications strategist and project/process manager. He has specialized in helping non-profits and advocacy groups create and leverage news, information and data to build constituency, raise funds and increase engagement and impact. As a consultant, he worked with Drexel to develop strategies for signature initiatives and manage multi-stakeholder collaborations, including supporting the creation of Connect to Compete, a Brookings-led study of Philadelphia’s Innovation District, the anchor partnership behind the Philadelphia Fellowship, and the Urban Strategy Summit and Urban Innovation Fellows program. As a consultant, Mike helped develop communications and engagement strategy for organizations like the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, the Committee of 70, ExCITe Center and helped manage the Philadelphia Public Interest Information Network and the creation of the Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University. Prior to his consulting work, Mike served as the Communications Director at PennPraxis during the Central Delaware planning process and facilitated the creation of the news organization, PlanPhilly, while at TechImpact. Mike has also worked in non-profit advocacy and technology, in political media, and in the U.S. House of Representatives for then-Congressman Jay Inslee. He holds a B.A. in American Studies from Cornell University and an MPA from the University of Pennsylvania.