Director of Finance & Operations
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Syracuse University and a master’s in public affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a Certified Government Financial Manager with over 35 years of experience.
Prior to joining the Wildflower Center in January 2012, Mike served eight years as a regional director for Great-West Financial, overseeing operations/field services in Oklahoma and Texas. He was responsible for coordinating investments and other services for public and nonprofit sector clients representing more than 140,000 participants and $2.2 billion in plan assets.
Mike also enjoyed a 23-year career in financial management with the City of Austin, most notably as city operating budget manager, acting city budget officer, and chief financial manager for the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department.