Michael Haywood

Managing Director


Michael S. Haywood recently joined the Cypress Group as Managing Director.   Previously the Principal of LTD Group, Mike has nearly 20 years of government service, lobbying and consulting experience.  Mike has successfully represented a diverse group of Fortune 500 companies, major international trade associations, and other industry leaders on matters pending before the legislative and executive branches of government.  He has provided numerous clients critical strategic advice, and has created and implemented comprehensive legislative and grassroots action plans for both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Mike’s extensive experience includes specialized work affecting key industries such as energy, environment, technology, and financial services matters.  His keen understanding of both policy and politics led “The Hill” to list him as one of the top lobbyists in the electric power industry. The article stated that “Haywood is described by one source as “the guy in the room who says what everyone is thinking but is too scared to say out loud.”

During his tenure in Washington both as senior policy staff on Capitol Hill and as an outside consultant, Mike has been significantly involved in the development of numerous pieces of legislation, including the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and Section 17 Loan Guarantee provisions.

Mike hails from Midland, Michigan and earned his bachelor’s degree from Albion College.  He and his wife, Carla Duryea Haywood, have three daughters and a son and reside in Silver Spring, MD.


BA, Albion College