Michael Petrucelli

Former U.S Department of Homeland Security

Michael Petrucelli is a widely recognized expert in immigration and travel policy, having served as Deputy Director and Acting Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the US Department of Homeland Security.  He is also an industry leader in the automation of the immigration application process, and is the inventor of record for US Patent 8,244,659.

Mr. Petrucelli is also intimately familiar with the United States’ international trade markets and government export assistance programs.  He served as Senior Vice President for Operations and Chief of Staff at the Export-Import Bank of the United States.  His experience in international trade is buttressed through his terms as Executive Director of the US-Thailand Business Council and as Director for Thailand, Burma, and Financial Services at the US-ASEAN Business Council.  As a Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State, Mr. Petrucelli was assigned to the US Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, the Bureau of Intelligence and Research in Washington, DC, and the US Consulate General in the Netherlands Antilles.

Mr. Petrucelli’s government relations expertise extends to telecommunications and technology, as he also worked at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on economic and business issues, including Intelsat privatization, V-ban licensing, universal access for Native Americans, and spectrum auction methodology.  Currently, Mr. Petrucelli serves as President of the Government Solutions Division at Rational 360, Inc., an industry-leading provider of customized communication services, data analytics, and consulting services.    

Mr. Petrucelli holds a master’s degree in business administration from Goizueta Business School, Emory University, and studied international business at Nijenrode University in the Netherlands.  He also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.