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Mike is Chief Operating Officer of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (“The Wilson Center”). As Chief Operating Officer, he oversees all Center operations and leads strategic initiatives.  He is senior advisor and liaison to the CEO, board and leadership team on financial and administrative matters, and coordinates with the U.S. Office of Management & Budget and the U.S. Congress for federal appropriations.  He strategically advises on the Center’s wide array of programs and non-appropriated resources, helping the Center toe-the-line with its legal status as both a federal instrumentality and a non-profit enterprise.

Prior to joining the Wilson Center, Mike held leadership posts at several other congressionally chartered institutions; including Chief Financial & Administrative Officer at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and EVP & CFO at the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation.   He has worked at for-profit businesses such as the Washington Post Co., MAXIMUS, INC., Arthur Andersen, LLP and Mitchell & Titus, LLP.

Mike earned his BBA at George Washington University and his MSA at Central Michigan University.  He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).  He is a member of the AICPA and GWSCPA, and is currently serving a 4 year appointment on the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Non-profit Advisory Committee (NAC) and 3 year appointment on the AICPA National Non-profit Advisory Council.  He has served on numerous other boards and committees, and speaks on varying topics in financial management, business economics, business optimization, government operations, management and leadership.