An operations leader with 20-plus years of experience spanning retail, food management and environmental services. Mike is a two-time graduate of The Ohio State University, first in Medical Dietetics, then later with his Master’s in Business Administration. Throughout his career, Mike has applied strategic thinking, operations oversight, change management and team leader development to create positive outcomes. Active in leadership roles in professional organizations and an invited national speaker. Mike is currently serving as the Director of Support Services at Akron Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining the Akron Children’s Team, Mike started his career in long-term care and then moved to The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center; while there Mike led and co-led 2 different projects awarded Best Concepts from Food Management Magazine. In 2015 Mike competed in the AHF Culinary Competition and in 2019 he was part of a team featured as guest culinarians at Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival.