Civic Leadership

Michael is an active member of the St. Louis community. Since 2009, he has served as the Co-Chair of the Logistics Committee for Zoofari and A Zoo Ado at the St. Louis Zoo. Prior to chairing St. Louis Zoo's Logistics Committee, Michael was the Vice President and Co-Chair of Jammin' at the Zoo, part of St. Louis Young Zoo Friends.

Michael is also a committed board member of Trailnet, an organization dedicated to creating positive change in the St. Louis region by promoting a healthy, active lifestyle. In collaboration with other board members, he strives to uphold Trailnet's mission through bicycle programs and education, transportation planning within municipalities, and Trailnet's Healthy and Active Communities initiative.

A proud Harvard alumnus, Michael served as Vice President of the Harvard Club of St. Louis from 2008 to 2012.

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