Ted Kanavas

Members of the Wisconsin Senate honored Ted Kanavas, founder of Michael Best Strategies and former state senator, with the reading of a resolution at the Wisconsin State Capitol in March.

Kanavas passed away July 3, 2017. He was passionate about public service. Kanavas started his political career as an aide to Wisconsin Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner of Menomonee Falls. He was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2001 and represented the 33rd Senate District for ten years.

Kanavas co-founded Michael Best Strategies in 2014.

Kanavas’ family was on hand to receive the honor.

Click here to read the full resolution.

You can help continue Kanavas’ legacy, by supporting a scholarship fund set up in his honor. Learn more here.




Michael Best Strategies (Strategies) helps companies accelerate their success through a combination of strategic business consulting, lobbying, government relations, public affairs, and communications. The firm has thrived by providing a diverse team of professionals with the experience, skills, and relationships necessary to help each client achieve their goals more quickly and fully.