Michael is the Director of Emergency Services for the Tri-County Chapter of the American Red Cross, coordinating the chapter's disaster response and disaster volunteers. He is also responsible for the chapter's Armed Forces Emergency Services functions, as well as the International Services area. The chapter covers 22 municipalities in Union, Somerset and Middlesex counties in New Jersey.
Michael lives in central New Jersey with his wife and two daughters. He is active in his hometown of Fanwood, as a mayoral appointed member of the Fanwood Communications Committee. He is also active in Fanwood's Community Policing Alliance and is one of the founders and team leaders of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in Fanwood, as well.
From 2002 - 2006 Michael was a Financial Advisor and Branch Office Manager with H&R Block Financial Advisors, Inc. (now part of Ameriprise Financial). He joined the firm in 2002. In 2004, Michael won the Henry Bloch National Award for Community Service from the H&R Block Foundation for his work with local charities in New Jersey and Ohio. Click here for a photo.
Prior to 2002, Michael was a Vice President at JPMorgan's Private Bank on the Professionals team (focusing mainly on NYC Law & Accounting Firms, their Partners and their major clients). His last role in that firm was as a Relationship Manager (now called 'Banker') from April, 2000 to October, 2001. He was responsible for all aspects of client management for a portfolio of over 3,000 accounts with over $72mm in assets held at or managed by JPMorgan Chase & Company or its subsidiaries.
Michael had been with the JPMorgan Chase & Company in New York City from 1986 until 2001. He held various positions (in the heritage Chase Manhattan Bank) within the firm including financial systems management, management accounting systems training, and banking products management.
Michael graduated summa cum laude from Ohio University (Athens, Ohio). He holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management Information Systems. Michael is an National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) Registered Representative (He currently holds Series 7, 9, 10, 63 & 65 licenses). He also has New Jersey Resident Life and Health Insurance Licenses, and non-resident Life/Health/Annuity licenses in Florida, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania. Michael is also a Notary Public in New Jersey, and a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in New Jersey.