Michael Adams

Managing Director of Operations And Programs

Michael is responsible for the strategic development of the Foundation’s programs and operations.


Michael’s work with the foundation combines his passions of entrepreneurship and social innovation to help people with the odds stacked against them overcome the hurdles associated with their individual backgrounds.

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Michael moved to Washington, D.C. where he planned and deployed public affairs and communications strategies on behalf of the world’s leading nonprofits, Fortune 500 companies, and trade organizations.

As Managing Director of Operations and Programs at the Brian Hamilton Foundation, Michael is responsible for the strategic development of the Foundation’s programs and operations.

“I didn’t know what an entrepreneur was but the[n] when Mr. Hamilton came to West Wilkes Middle School it changed my perspective on business careers.”

Caleb Huffman Student West Wilkes Middle School

Being an instructor… allows me to empower aspiring entrepreneurs with the business tools that they need to be successful in our society.

Monica Russell Instructor Inmates to Entrepreneurs

We believe that entrepreneurship unlocks the door to economic opportunity in the United States.

Margaret Froneberger Chief Executive Officer Brian Hamilton Foundation

Having your own company is for everyone, not just those born into privilege.

Brian Hamilton Founder Brian Hamilton Foundation