The Association of Independent Workers - Contractors, Consultants, Freelancers, Self-Employed, Gig Workers, and Small Business Owners- is the only association in the U.S. to be formed around an individual's workstyle, not work discipline. iPSE-U.S. supports members and serves the 50-million strong Independent Workforce during every stage of their professional and personal journey.
iPSE members have access to: fairly-priced portable benefits, discounts on professional supplies and services, career development resources, educational guides to develop new skills, financial planning tools, student loan assistance programs, a voice in the legislative and policy process through iPSE’s comprehensive lobbying efforts.
Founder and President, iPSE-U.S.
Carl has dedicated more than 25 years to advocating for the independent workforce.
As President and CEO of Kelly Services, a Fortune 500 workforce solutions firm, he spent his career creating opportunities and seeking justice for independent workers; challenging government, business leaders, and educators to adapt to the future of work; and serving on boards for the Federal Reserve, the Committee for Economic Development/The Conference Board, multiple universities, and numerous think tanks.
In 2017 he assembled industry leaders, House members from both parties, and association leaders for an exclusive D.C. event (“Advancing the Social Contract For Gig Economy Workers”) that became the genesis for iPSE-U.S.. Before joining the corporate world, Carl was a tenured college professor, and started and sold his own marketing research firm.
Michael D. Bishop was a member of the United States Congress (2014-2018). During his tenure in Congress, Michael was appointed to and served on the House committee on Ways and Means, the Judiciary, and Higher Education. While serving in Congress, Michael championed legislation to benefit families and businesses, including being an original co-sponsor of once in a generation tax reform.
Preceding his service in the United States Congress, Michael was the General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer of International Bancard Company, in Detroit Michigan. In managing all the company’s legal affairs, his responsibilities as GC/CLO, also included management of all outside counsel and working directly with the CEO and the executive leadership team to help develop and grow business opportunities.
While working with the company, Michael shared his legal and business experience as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.