Michael Jahr works for a private philanthropic foundation, having earlier served as the Center's vice president for communications, a post he was promoted to in February 2011. He worked at the Center for approximately seven years.  

Jahr joined the Center’s staff in September 2005 as a communications specialist after 10 years in Washington, D.C., as communications director for a member of Congress. In that capacity, he served as the congressman’s spokesman and wrote Op-Eds, press releases and speeches. Prior to that, Jahr worked for a variety of media outlets, including National Geographic, The Ann Arbor News and a newswire covering the Middle East.

Jahr's work for the Center has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, The Detroit News and other news outlets. Jahr holds a degree in journalism from Eastern Michigan University.