Senior Vice President of Organizational Advancement
Michael is a 25-year veteran of the YMCA. Michael began his career at the McGaw YMCA in Evanston, Illinois where he served for just over 15 years; he then joined the YMCA of Greater Charlotte in 1999. Formerly Vice President of the University City and Simmons YMCAs, Michael was recognized by Pride Magazine as the “2006 Excellence in Business Award Winner” for his efforts in community building and diversity work in the University City area and across the greater Charlotte community. In his current role, Mike is responsible for the area of strategic alliances which includes key organizations such as Carolinas Healthcare, Charlotte Hornets, Mecklenburg County, American College of Sports Medicine and United Way. He is also responsible for the areas of public relations/communications, public policy, YMCA International relationships, key large Association meetings such as the YMCA Annual Meeting, YMCA brand revitalization initiative, community development, diversity and inclusion and total health. He has been an active leader in the YMCA movement currently the North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) and formerly served as the National Convener of the African American Executive Forum and is an active member of the YMCA African American Leadership Forum. He is on the local Boards of the Levine Museum of the New South, Steering Committee for the 2020 vision plan for Charlotte Center City Partners, The African American Agenda Steering Committee (CM3A), Community Advisory Board of the Junior League, the Mallard Creek High School PTSA Leadership Team, Advisor to the University City Community Building Project and is a lifetime member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Michael holds a degree from Columbia College. He is married to Laura and has two sons, Cole and Beau.