I was a Vistage Chair for 14 years, 2001-2015 and lead two CE groups during this time. As Vistage Michigan Chair I served as the group’s advisor, mentor and business coach, conducting one-to-one coaching sessions with each of the chief executive group members. During that period over 8,000 hours of 1-2-1 coaching sessions were conducted. I also facilitated nine group workshops per year with the members to solve problems, evaluate opportunities and work on an assortment of diverse strategic and operational issues.

In 2009, I was recognized by Vistage International as the “Robert Nourse Chair of the Year,” an award honoring the highest performing Chair in the United States given each year.

“At Vistage, we pride ourselves in the quality of our Chairs. Even in this excellent group, Michael’s talents and accomplishments stood out. He made a profound difference for the better in the lives of his peer advisory group members and his legacy has affected the entire business community,” said Jane Owen, President of Vistage Michigan. “We are sincerely appreciative of him for his many years of exceptional guidance. He has personally impacted thousands of people and companies.”