Active for over 30 years in urban development in New York and Connecticut cities, Mike became the Executive Director of the newly created Capital Region Development Authority in 2012 and has been active in creating housing in downtown Hartford while also managing large projects at the XL Center; along the newly created Front Street retail and entertainment corridor and increasingly in Hartford’s neighborhoods as well as in regional towns.
Mike’s career has taken him from a Presidential Management Internship in Washington DC to Congressional legislative positions on Capitol Hill to multiple cabinet level municipal positions. He is the recipient of the Connecticut Secretary of State Public Service Award, received the Citation of Outstanding Achievement from the Connecticut General Assembly and has made international presentations in Asia and Europe on urban development. He graduated from the University of Connecticut and is a ‘Distinguished Alumni’ from the George Washington University. Mike is married with three terrific sons and a beautiful daughter.