As the Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Michael manages the Partnership’s marketing communications, public relations and creative projects, as well as the organization’s technical needs. He has produced numerous award-winning marketing pieces including fan favorites “Greater Richmond: Come & Stay” video series and the “Richmond Region: A Visual Visit” coffee table books.
On why he works for GRP, Michael says, “I’m working on behalf of the community and it provides me the opportunity to participate in a broad range of work – marketing, public relations, video, web and print.”
Prior to joining the Partnership in 2007, Michael worked for The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va., as News Editor running the newspaper’s copy desk. During his six-plus years in newspapers, he received numerous Virginia Press Association Awards for writing and design. Michael received his B.S. in Mass Communications (Advertising) at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Michael moved with his wife to Henrico County in 2005 and enjoys that the region is very family friendly. “Richmond is a good mid-sized city to start a family and a career.” He also favors the region’s proximity to the mountains, the beach and to Washington, D.C.
As an award-winning filmmaker, he takes advantage of the variety of scenery and production talent the Richmond Region has to offer. “RVA boasts a strong arts and film production community, so it’s easy to network and meet new people with tremendous talent. Plus we’re all willing to collaborate on each other’s projects.”
Michael resides in Chesterfield County with his wife and two sons.