Michael’s involvement in public affairs, as well as numerous political and governmental positions, span four decades. He has served several Members of Congress as a legislative aide and worked for The White Advance Office under two administrations.
For nearly five years, Michael traveled throughout the United States for Sprint as a Contract Negotiator in Network Real estate, procuring 23,000 miles of fiber optic communications and working with both public and private entities in securing property.
Michael’s fundraising background includes development work in higher education, health and social services, fraternal organizations, political groups and the arts. Event management and advance work projects include events involving Presidents Ford and Regan and the first President Bush. He has also directed events for former Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger, former Ambassador Clair Booth Luce, former Director of the CIA, William Casey, former First Lady Roslyn Carter and the late poet, Maya Angelou. His interest in the entertainment industry has granted him opportunities to manage events for Liza Minelli, Carol Channing and Harvey Firestein.
Michael served as Event Director for Former President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev’s visit to Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri. He also produced “An Evening with Walter Cronkite” featuring the veteran news anchor, held at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City. Other events he has coordinated featured Alma Powell, President of America’s Promise, the late Lady Mary Soames and Chris Matthews of MSNBC.
Michael is an avid golfer, reader of history and politics and tries with his green thumb to keep his hosta garden alive!