As Vice President, Community and Partnerships, Global Brand & Communications, Michael is responsible for developing marketing partnerships and community engagement initiatives designed to empower Catalyst supporters, ensure mission effectiveness, and amplify critical messaging and best practices.
Earlier in his Catalyst career, Michael established brand management as an essential function within the organization’s operating model and oversaw all global marketing and event efforts. 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 regularly represents Catalyst’s MARC (Men Advocating Real Change) program and serves as a speaker and content expert on topics such as allyship, engaging men in gender initiatives, LGBTQ+ inclusion, and accelerating progress for women in the workplace, and has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and is a content contributor for LinkedIn.
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.
Michael is currently a New York State delegate, and first male delegate, to Drexel University’s Vision 2020, a national coalition of organizations and individuals united in the commitment to achieve women’s economic and social equality. Michael was also a 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar.