Michael Löher is the Executive Board of the German Association for Public and Private Welfare (Deutscher Verein für öffentliche und private Fürsorge e. V.) since 2007. In the years from 2000 to 2007 he was the Managing Director of the organization. From 1993 to 2000 he worked as the Deputy Head of Department and Head of Division for Family Policy in the Department of Children, Youth, Family and Sports in the Ministry of Labour, Women, Health and Social Affairs, Children and Youth of the State of Saxony-Anhalt. Before he worked in the Ministerial Administration of the State of Saxony. Directly after his studies of law and his state examinations he worked in the Scientific service for the CDU parliamentary group in the Lower Saxony state parliament, specializing in social affairs, organization, and administration.