With more than two decades of experience in organizational management, strategic and community planning, and economic development, Mike is uniquely positioned to help your city or county government create and execute plans to achieve your goals and build your community's quality of life.
Mike's background, which includes experience working in local government, state government, and nonprofit administration, gives him a unique perspective from which to approach the challenges facing cities and counties today. He has successfully built a local government economic development office from the ground up and run a thriving Main Street program. From these experiences and more, Mike understands the necessity of having ordinance and planning infrastructure in place, as well as the importance of securing support from elected officials and residents alike for all planning and development efforts.
In addition to holding undergraduate and graduate degrees from Florida State University, Mike has earned the prestigious Master Economic Development Practitioner certification from the Advanced Economic Development Leadership program. He has completed both the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute (OUEDI) and the South Carolina Economic Developers' Association EDI.