Mike Hutsell is the President Emeritus of Talisman International. He previously served as President and Managing Partner of Talisman for 15 years. His current role at Talisman is to manage litigation assistance engagements and provide institutional memory to current Company management. Before founding Talisman, Mr. Hutsell was Vice President of Scientech, Inc., and Manager of Executive Services, which included the Scientech consulting practices in the areas of litigation assistance and information security. He held senior management positions in two other Scientech subsidiaries, serving as Chief Executive Officer of Reddy Corporation International and President of Grant Environmental Services, Inc. He also served as a member of the Scientech Board of Directors. Additionally he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Scientech de Venezuela, a subsidiary company that provided information security and IT-related services to banks, manufacturing companies, and the national telephone company of Venezuela. He previously served as Vice President of Utility Regulatory Services at ERC Energy and Environmental Services Company (ERCE).
Mr. Hutsell has more than 30 years of experience assisting lawyers and their clients with litigation, arbitration, regulatory proceedings and case settlement. During the past 30 years, he has directed or participated in more than 40 large regulatory, litigation or arbitration engagements. He also has more than 40 years of experience in state and federal regulatory policy and administrative practice, primarily in the areas of radioactive waste management, nuclear power plant regulation, energy regulation, and environmental quality. As Energy Coordinator in the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations, Mr. Hutsell represented the Texas state government on all matters related to energy and natural resources, including, energy regulation, environmental protection, agriculture, coastal zone management, community development, transportation, coal development and land-use regulation. He was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to represent Texas on the Interior Department’s Outer Continental Shelf Advisory Board. Mr. Hutsell received a B.A. from Wichita State University and a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin. He was an Armand Hammer Fellow at the University of Texas.