Michael is a senior fundraising and communications professional with an extensive background in development work, media relations, strategic planning, social media outreach, non-profit management and government affairs. While living in Israel for 14 years, he served as a communications aide to Israeli statesman Benjamin Netanyahu and coordinated global resource development for one of Israel’s largest public colleges.
Currently based in the Chicago area, Michael has worked for several institutions in the non-profit education field. He has also served for nearly a decade as a senior volunteer for the Mars Society, the world’s largest space advocacy group dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Michael’s academic background includes a B.A. degree in history from Creighton University and a M.A. degree in Near Eastern Studies from New York University.