As Industry Consultant for the Colorado Workforce Development Council, Mike serves as a liaison to employers across the state in the Agriculture, Construction, Aerospace, and Criminal Justice industries. His work centers around ensuring Career Pathways development is business-driven and based on real-world competencies of Colorado’s workforce.  Prior to CWDC, Mike oversaw private and municipal economic development organizations in Fairfax County, Colorado Springs, Northern Colorado, and West Chicago as well as providing consulting services. Through this experience, Mike developed a keen understanding of the importance of a quality workforce within a region.  He has a BS in Regional Planning and Business Marketing and an MBA in Finance.  Living in Fort Collins, he enjoys blues guitar, running, and rooting for the Denver Broncos.