Michael joined FSA in 2020. Through active engagement and discerning the aspirations and motivations of our tribal customers, Mike’s primary role is to be a trusted advisor that creates business plans and solutions that exceed our customers’ goals for prosperity.
Mike holds nearly 30 years of business and economic development experience, including CEO for the Florida Small Business Development Center Network. Prior to his tenure with the Florida SBDC, Mike held the position of Executive Director for the Office of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development for the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Mike has served as the Board Chairman of America’s SBDCs and has also served on the Board of Directors of CareerSource Florida, Florida Economic Development Council, and Florida Chamber of Commerce, among others.
Mike is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business and Management, and earned a certificate for passing the CPA exam. Mike lives in Pensacola Beach with his wife. He is a proud father to three children and a shih tzu