Michael joined the United Way of Indian River County in 1995, first as Foundation Administrator, Success by 6 Coordinator and later as COO. His steadfast leadership has grown the organization, in mission, in scope and in impact. During his term as CEO, Michael has focused on sound fiscal management, transparency, and the development of key community impact initiatives including: championing the founding and steering of the Mental Health Collaborative, 2-1-1, the United Way of Indian River County’s ESF 15 Function, the development of the Indian River County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, and the creation of the Family Financial Stability Initiative. Michael holds an M.A. from Nothern Illinois University. In addition to his many activities on behalf of the Indian River Community, Michael is busy most weekends chasing after his two grandsons.