In addition to his roles within the firm, Michael is very active in the community. He led the establishment of a philanthropic series of fundraisers where employees own one month per year, form teams and raise money for the non-profit of their choice. This effort has raised over
100,000 to help those in need within southeast Michigan. In addition, Michael contributes his time and resources to Gleaners Food Bank, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Leader Dogs for the Blind, and the American Red Cross' bottled water and water filtration distribution efforts in Flint, Michigan during that city's ongoing contaminated water crisis. He has served on the board of directors of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club, the Saint Louis Community College Foundation and the Foundation for the Black Repertory Theatre of Saint Louis. Additionally, Michael was a member of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.
He is an active member of Sigma Pi Phi (The Boulé), a post-graduate fraternity comprised of African American men throughout the country who are focused on making a difference in their communities. In 2016, Michael received the W.E.B Du Bois Award for his support of the Boulé's philanthropic efforts.
Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree in management and marketing from Capital University and he is a graduate of Saint Charles Preparatory School, both located in Bexley, Ohio.
Michael enjoys golf, fishing, boating, coaching youth basketball and watching his children participate in several sports and artistic endeavors. He and his wife, Lynda, reside in historic Birmingham Michigan. They have 3 children: 25-year-old son Michael Jr. and 8 year-old twins, Quinn and Kennedy.
Financial Planning Specialist
Training and Development
Goal Analysis and Development
Branch Manager, 01/2012
to Current Morgan Stanley Wealth Management – Troy,
He is responsible for the supervision of financial advisors and staff who provide complex wealth management solutions for some of the metropolitan area's most significant municipalities, corporations, unions, endowments and high net worth families.
Branch Manager (St. Louis, Clayton, Chesterfield, Shiolh, IL, 08/2004
to 11/2012 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney – St Louis,
Worked directly with [departments, clients, management] to achieve [result].
Effectively merged Morgan Stanley and Smith Barney Cultures in Chesterfield, MO post merger.
Assistant Manager/ Sales Manager, 07/2002
to 08/2004 Citi Smith Barney – Cincinnati,
National Training Officer, 09/2000
to 07/2002 Hartford Connecticut
Financial Advisor, 05/1991
to 09/2000 Citi Smith Barney – Columbus,
Bachelor of Arts: Management and MarketingCapital University - Columbus,