Michael feels fortunate to be part of an organization located in a growing market where every single employee is passionate about helping provide excellent patient care. In his role as director of business development, Michael leads the hospital's strategy and business development, marketing and communications, community outreach, public relations, guest services, and employee wellness. He brings more than 16 years of experience in strategy and business development to the hospital. Michael earned a bachelor's degree in health promotion from the University of Northern Iowa and a masters in healthcare administration from the University of Iowa. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Marketing Association, Shakopee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the City of Shakopee Economic Development Advisory Committee. When not working, Michael can be found running, swimming, traveling and spending time with his family.