Michael is the co-founder and managing partner of Principled Strategies, a business advisory firm dedicated to helping businesses grow by identifying barriers and creatively and collaboratively seeking solutions through mergers and acquisitions, new market creation, financing, real estate acquisition, and government relations.
In 2006, Michael was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate for 2 consecutive 4-year terms. While representing the 36th district, he served four-year terms as Chair of the Agricultural & Rural Affairs Committee and Chair of the Senate Finance Committee. Additionally, Michael served as Board Member of the Chesapeake Bay Commission for eight years and served for two years as Chair of the Tri-State Commission.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy from West Virginia University as well as an Honorary Doctorate from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. Mike and his wife of 35 years, Cindy, live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and enjoy investing time with family, friends, family bike rides in Lancaster County, and boating on the upper Chesapeake Bay.