Michael Wissot

Michael Wissot (born 1974) is a Managing General Partner at SymAction Communications, a corporate communications and market research firm in the United States. He serves as an adjunct professor of communication at Pepperdine University. He is also a political analyst and a guest talk show host for talk radio, and has a weekly appearance on Al Rantel's "Political Shootout."

Wissot received a Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison University in 1996, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Arizona in 1998, and a Master of International Management degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management in 1999. In 1996, Wissot was the head coach of the University of Arizona men's water polo team.

Wissot is a former Vice President of Luntz Research Companies and was Southern California Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition. He received his political start by working for United States Senator John McCain (R-AZ) in both Washington, D.C., and Phoenix.

In 2002, Wissot won the Republican nomination for the 41st District of the California State Assembly. In the general election, he lost to incumbent Democrat Fran Pavley. Between 2000 and 2006, Wissot was CEO of Dentistry.com, an online dental referral company, which he sold to 1-800-DENTIST® in 2006.

Writings by Wissot have appeared in PR Week, Street & Smith's SportsBusinessJournal, Los Angeles Daily News and Jerusalem Post. Wissot has worked with several Major League Baseball franchises, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Baltimore Orioles.
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