Michael has been consulting to managers and organizations since 1978. From 1990 until 2008, he was a diversity consultant with Elsie Y. Cross Associates, Inc., and Deltech. He has worked with the following clients on diversity projects: Shell Oil, Cigna, Ortho Biotech, Kroger Foods, First Union Bank, Wachovia Bank, National Park Service, Fleet Bank, Penske, Air Products & Chemicals, Bell Helicopter, and Cessna. Michael also has wide experience consulting to organizations in the public and non-profit sectors. These include the Federal Trade Commission, EPA, USPS, public housing authorities, and various state agencies. He spent three years working extensively with the senior management and boards of some 54 non-profit organizations. His work with them focused on board development, strategic planning, and team development. Michael held a teaching position at Antioch New England Graduate School for seven years. He spent two of those years as Acting Chair of the Department of Organization & Management. Michael has a doctorate in Behavioral Studies from Boston University and is a past member of National Training Laboratories.