Michael has been in the Hospitality field for over 30 years. He began his career by getting a degree in Culinary Arts and was a Chef for 6 years. Transitioning to hotels while getting a Hospitality and Tourism degree, Michael was involved in many full-service properties. Joining White Lodging Services in 1993 and staying with them for 23 years, he was involved with Marriott, Hilton, IHG, and Starwood in various roles. He was the Corporate Director of Openings and Acquisitions where he was part of a team that would help expand the company’s growth. Michael has also been in corporate roles where he has excelled in helping the organization grow and implement systems and processes for long term excellence. In his free time, he loves spending time with family, especially his 8 grandchildren. He shares his passion for the Minnesota Vikings with his children.