Mike Stenhouse is founder and CEO for the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, a state-based free-enterprise public policy think tank.
With an Economics degree from Harvard University, Stenhouse was also a two-time All-America baseball selection and also earned a varsity letter in basketball. He went on to have an 8-year professional baseball career, including stints as a major leaguer with the 1986 Boston Red Sox American League Championship team, with the Minnesota Twins (’85), and with the Montreal Expos (’82-’84).
A former small business owner, executive with a dot-com company, and marketing professional with a Fortune-500 company, Mike sold his IT services franchise to fulfill his aspiration to be in a position to make a difference regarding public policy in his home state of Rhode Island.
Previously, Stenhouse served as Executive Director for the Ocean State Policy Research Institute. He formerly served as VP of the Board of Directors for RI Special Olympics.
A Cranston, RI native and Cranston HS East graduate, Mike was named the state’s Journal Honor Roll selection as well as Words Unlimited Student Athlete of the Year as a senior in 1976. Mike has been inducted into the Hall of Fame for Harvard University Athletics, the Cape Cod Baseball League, the RI Interscholastic League, and the City of Cranston Athletics.