Michelle Fishburne

Director of National Public Relations and Partnerships

Michelle promotes public awareness of the foundation’s programs.


Michelle Fishburne brings to the Brian Hamilton Foundation a strong belief in the transformative power of education.  As a homeschooler and national advocate for K-12 invention and entrepreneurship education, Michelle has seen first-hand how authentic educational experiences create lasting personal growth.

Michelle obtained her B.A. from the University of North Carolina (Minor in Administration of Criminal Justice) and her law degree from the University of Virginia. She gained business skills through George Washington University’s EMBA program and a wide transdisciplinary skillset through her polymathic career as an international attorney, political campaign director, journalist, K-12 educator, invention education advocate, and director of public relations and strategic partnerships.

As National Director of Public Relations and Partnerships for the Brian Hamilton Foundation, Michelle is responsible for promoting public awareness of the foundation’s programs and identifying opportunities for synergistic collaborations.

“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