Michael has also written numerous White Papers on subjects ranging from Website Usability, Customer Service and Event Prediction to Knowledge Management and High Performance Organizations
BS, 1978 US Air Force Academy MS, 1982 University of Southern California MA, 1987 Naval Postgraduate School PhD, (ABD) International School of Management, Paris, France
US Air Force Officer, (retired)
Regional Vice President, COO of high tech companies Founder of various media, high tech, and education start-ups
I am excited to introduce myself to you. I was born in Iowa, moved to Orange County, California at the age of 9, and lived there until leaving to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. After graduation from the Academy, I enjoyed a successful career as a pilot, an international affairs specialist, and international logistics officer for the U.S. Air Force. In addition to a B.S. degree in International Affairs, I have a Master of Science in Systems Management from USC, a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School and I am presently a PhD candidate with the International School of Management, Paris, France. I have enjoyed experiences that include Instructor Pilot, Assistant Executive Officer to the Chief of the Air Force Reserve at the Pentagon, and diplomatic assignments in Argentina, Central America, and Spain. I have led commercial software and hardware organizations as a Regional Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and President.
I am the author of magazine articles, patents, white papers and research papers. By far my favorite writing books of both fiction and non-fiction. I have published three books, have two more at the publishers waiting for artwork to be completed, and I am in the process of completing a contemporary novel. I also enjoy travel, meeting new people, and learning new things.
Presidential Classroom for Young Americans--Life Member Air Force Association--Life Member Universities Alumni Associations--Life Member Society for New Communications Research--member World Trade Association, Council for Citizen Diplomacy, Committees on Foreign Policy, LDS International Society