As Vice President, Events & Men Advocating Real Change (MARC) Community, Michael oversees the strategic planning and execution of Catalyst’s events, webinars, and MARC Community engagement. Michael serves as a speaker on engaging men topics and co-facilitator of MARC sessions and workshops. Michael is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of Catalyst’s main fundraising events, which currently include the annual Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner and Catalyst Canada Honours Conference and Dinner, ensuring that fundraising targets and engagement goals are met or exceeded each year.
Michael is currently a New York State delegate, and the first male delegate, to Vision 2020, a national coalition of organizations and individuals united in the commitment to achieve women’s economic and social equality. Vision 2020 was founded and is administered by the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine.
Michael previously served as Vice President, Global Marketing, until December 2017. Michael joined Catalyst in 2005 as a member of the Consulting Services group, working with organizations to assess their workplace environments and develop customized strategies to further workplace diversity and inclusion.
Michael received his MBA in International Business Management from the University of Rhode Island, winning the Michael Roher Memorial Award for academic excellence and contributions toward the MBA program. He graduated magna cum laude with Bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and French from the University of Rhode Island.