Michael Skolnik

Michael Skolnik is the political director to hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons and the copresident of GlobalGrind.com, an online resource for all things “Hip-Pop,” founded by Russell. Michael serves on the board of directors for the Trayvon Martin Foundation and Knocked Up! Now What? He is also the founder of Dot2Dot, an annual summit of 100 of the millennial’s most important leaders, who gather to engage in a conversation about the future of the generation. Prior to his work for Russell, Michael spent over a decade as an award-winning film director and producer.