Michael started with the firm in 1977 after graduation from the University of Wyoming and was selected in 1997 as the Managing Director of the Firm and served in the position until March 2012. In 2014, Mike attained the CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant), the global designation for management accountants. He has completed both the AICPA's CPA Ambassador Program and the Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting and Auditing Certificates of Educational Achievement Program. He currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Wyoming Catholic Ministries Foundation. Mike is actively involved in serving the community through his energetic participation in the Kiwanis Club of Casper. As a Kiwanian he served for twelve years as Treasurer and Secretary Treasurer, and also served on various committees and the Board of Directors. Mike is a life member of the following: Sigma Chi, the University of Wyoming Alumni Association, the WSCPA Educational Foundation Golden Eagles, NRA, Kiwanis Club International and the Riders Club of America. He is Past President of WSCPA Educational Foundation, and a past Board Member for the WyHy Credit Union, where he was a past chair of the Executive Committee, and is a past member of the AICPA Council and past President for the Board of Directors for the Wyoming Society of Certified Public Accountants. He also served on the Parish Finance Council of his church. In 1999 the Kiwanis Club awarded Mike the Hixon award in recognition of his distinguished service as well as the Legion of Honor. In 1998 Mike was named Small Business Advocate of the Year for both Wyoming and Region VIII by the U.S. Small Business Administration (the SBA). His military career consists of five years in the United States Air Force, where he received the Airman's Medal for valor, one year in the Reserves, and one year in the Wyoming Air National Guard. He enjoys travel, golf, motorcycles, reading, computers, long walks and spending quality time with his wife, four children, twelve grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. In August, Mike and his wife, Liz, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a trip to Italy.