Mike is a 45-year veteran of independent and international educational advancement. He is a frequent speaker for CASE, NAIS, ECIS, EARCOS and regional associations around the world. For eight years, he taught at the Summer Institute for Independent School Management (ISM) on the topic of educational fundraising for newcomers. Mike has also served as Director of External Affairs at the American School in London.
Mike has experience in day and boarding schools, single gender and co-ed institutions, K-12 and religiously affiliated schools, merged schools and multiple campus facilities, start-up development programs and sophisticated multi-faceted departments. His strengths are in the areas of development office operations and all areas of fundraising, with a particular emphasis on advancement in multi-cultural environments, integration of development programs into the school community, capital campaigns, school communications, and board and school management.Mike is the CEO and senior consultant of MLW Consultants, Inc, a firm specialising in advancing international education.