As CEO, I’m responsible for leading the Foundation and increasing its role as a community resource through strategic partnerships, conversations and initiatives. I leverage resources and work collaboratively with a broad spectrum of stakeholders as a convener on issues and challenges facing Austin and the region.
What Mike likes most about working at the Foundation:
I feel like I have the best gig around. I’m lucky to work with really smart, thoughtful and committed staff and board members who want to make Austin a better place for everyone.
What Mike did before:
Before joining the Foundation, I led a strategic reorganization that transformed the children’s museum into the Thinkery, a leader in science, technology, engineering and math education. Before joining the museum, I directed program development and consulting services for Greenlights, then a start-up nonprofit management service organization. Prior to moving to Austin in 2001, I led the regional expansion of Tides, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that connects donors and doers around common issues and goals. I earned my BA in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and went on to complete my MA in Social Work at the University of Michigan.
Mike’s favorite thing to do in Central Texas:
I enjoy running, cycling and learning to play guitar.