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Mike is a founding Principal of Resource Development Group and has over 25 years’ experience raising money for chambers and economic development organizations. He has managed campaigns generating over $200 million for client organizations. In each campaign, Mike’s vision, management approach and passion for excellence has led to remarkable fundraising successes and has allowed him to provide guidance that creates exceptional value for the organizations he serves.
Mike “learned the trade” of fundraising for economic development organizations while serving as a Senior Partner at The Suddes Group. Previously, he served as Vice President of Government and Community Affairs at the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the Ohio Association of Realtors and staff director for the Ohio House Committee on Economic Development. With a background in Journalism, Mike’s strong communication skills are supplemented by the knowledge and experience he has gained in public policy, corporate philanthropy, real estate and construction.
Mike has a long history of experience in mid and large metro economic development funding, managing projects for clients such as the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association, Dallas Regional Chamber, and Jacksonville Florida Regional Chamber among others.
Mike graduated from The Ohio State University School of Journalism in 1982. Mike and his wife Terry reside in Columbus, Ohio. They have three children; a son teaching in Hilliard, Ohio, and a son and daughter attending Ohio University.