Both as a small businessman and as an advisor to dozens of business enterprises over the last 30 years, Michael has built a reputation as a results-oriented difference-maker.
As Michael’s own career progressed, he has invested time and resources back into the community that made it possible. He is and has been active in many civic and philanthropic efforts — including the Montefiore Nursing Home, Northeast Ohio Development Fund, the National Leadership Council for the University Hospital Seidman Cancer Center, the Cuyahoga County Renewable Energy Task Force and the West Side Ecumenical Ministry.
In addition, Michael has been a member of the adjunct faculty at Case Western Reserve University, and served as Chairman of the Board of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority.
He has also served on the White House Business Council — meeting with dozens of leaders from across the country to talk about the most pressing fiscal and economic challenges facing our nation.
The son of a World War II veteran, Michael has always understood the importance of service to his country and his community — not to mention the responsibility that each generation has to the next.
That’s why, with Washington badly in need of leaders who can get things done, he’s stepping up to run for Congress. Michael believes that, together, we can build a better future for the community he loves and has served for so many years — and that his experience in business, education and civic life has prepared him to serve the 14th District, Ohio and the nation.
Michael and his wife, Peggy, have four daughters ages 15-30.