Michael Schmidt, Director of the CHIPS Program Office
Michael Schmidt most recently served as a Senior Advisor at the Treasury Department. At Treasury, he managed implementation of the Child Tax Credit program in the American Rescue Plan, which provided monthly payments to more than 37 million families and lifted more than 3 million children out of poverty. Prior to joining Treasury, Schmidt served as the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, which oversees the state’s tax system and collects more than $100 billion in revenue annually. Before then, Schmidt served as Deputy Secretary for economic development in New York, where he oversaw policy and operations for 12 state agencies and authorities covering economic development, housing, and tax. Schmidt previously served in the Office of Domestic Finance at the U.S. Treasury Department and as a financial analyst at the Yale Investments Office.
He holds a J.D. and a B.A. from Yale.