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Jan 1981Present


Television and Special Event production worldwide


US Army Institute of Administration



A highly accomplished broadcast journalist, special events producer, and public relations professional, Michael R. Teilmann has worked with some of the world’s most prominent people. Having served in the U.S. Army and retired as a State Brigadier General from the South Carolina National Guard Support Command, he holds a high regard for America’s military. For the last decade, Michael Teilmann has tapped the expertise gained from his diverse background, which includes volunteering in Vietnam as a Public Affairs Special Projects Officer and heading the United Service Organizations (USO) of Greater Los Angeles Area, Inc. For the past 10 years, he has served as Executive Director of the three southern California USOs, including the flagship Bob Hope USO at Los Angeles International Airport. Teilmann was appointed by the Chief, Army Reserve, at the Pentagon as a United States Army Reserve Ambassador for California. Michael Teilmann started his career as a Reporter and Columnist for newspapers in San Francisco and London and transitioned to news broadcasting for TV and radio. His many accomplishments include service to NATO in Mons, Belgium, where he received a Military Order of Knighthood in 1973. He was honored with a European Order of Knight Commander in 1990, and received the Grand Cross of the Military Order of Saint Constantine the Great in 2000. In 2006, the Order recognized Teilmann with its highest honor, the Grand Collar of the Order. Michael Teilmann maintains membership in the British Academy of Film & Television Arts, served on the board of the Hollywood Police Support Association, and is Chairman Emeritus of the Los Angeles Mayor’s Military and Veterans Advisory Committee. Having extensively worked in Hollywood with major film and TV production events and stars, Teilmann received three Emmy nominations as a writer and producer from the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences. He co-produced the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade national telecast and also produced and directed the 100th Birthday Salute to Bob Hope. He also produced numerous USO shows and celebrity tours for the U.S. Department of Defense to places like Kosovo, the United Arab Emirates, Cuba, Bosnia, and Korea. He has traveled the world as organizer, publicist, and producer of celebrity sporting events and served for 10 years as Coordinating Producer of the Monte Carlo Celebrity Sports Festival benefitting the Princess Grace Foundation.