Mike stepped into the position of Regional Administrator on January 22, 2018. Mike has been with the agency since 2002, and served as Assistant Regional Administrator for the Sustainable Fisheries Division since 2014. Prior to joining NOAA Fisheries, he worked at the New England Fisheries Management Council. Mike has a B.S. in engineering and an M.S in environmental management from Duke University. He spent 6 years in the U.S. Air Force between earning his college and graduate degrees.