Michael Connor, Executive Director

Michael helped launch Open MIC following a distinguished career as a media executive, entrepreneur and journalist. He has served as a consultant for more than a decade in the field of corporate responsibility and is the owner and Editor of Business Ethics magazine, an online publication.

Michael is a former staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal and Correspondent and Senior Producer for ABC News. His television work has received numerous honors, including two national Emmys, a Columbia-duPont Award, a Writers Guild Award and a nomination for an Academy Award. He also held executive positions at Dow Jones & Co., where he led global development of the company’s TV and multimedia operations, served as CEO of a London-based pan-European business news channel and was Executive Producer of The Wall Street Journal Report, a weekly syndicated program.

Michael currently serves on the board of the Center for an Urban Future, a NYC-based think tank dedicated to highlighting the critical opportunities and challenges facing New York and other cities. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.

Hannah Lucal, Associate Director

As Associate Director of Open MIC, Hannah applies a racial justice lens to her work to influence the media and technology industries through shareholder engagement. Previously, she was Program Manager at, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization, where she worked on research and strategy for the organization’s campaigns. Hannah is also Program and Development Associate at Border Crossers, a nonprofit that trains educators to disrupt patterns of racism in schools and communities. Hannah is an alumna of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs, a graduate-level experiential leadership training program exploring change-making in the government, business, nonprofit, labor, and campaign sectors. She graduated from Carleton College.