After having served as President of Brightline for more than five years, Mike is now responsible for the new development and growth opportunities as it relates to expansion.
Mike has an extensive background in creating and delivering new, large-scale hospitality and transportation businesses and real estate developments. Prior to joining the team in 2012, he served as managing partner for the Union Station Neighborhood Company located in Denver, Colorado. While there, Mike led the planning efforts and delivery of the redevelopment of Denver’s Union Station as a model transit-oriented urban center; integrating multiple forms of public transit with new multi-use real estate development.
He also managed the development of several major projects during a 12-year tenure with subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Company, including the creation of the Disney Vacation Club, the resort component of Disneyland Paris and Disney Cruise Line. He also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for AECOM and Senior Vice President of Creative Services and Corporate Marketing for the St. Joe Company.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Architecture, Design Specialization from Texas Tech University, and Executive Certifications in Resort and Hotel Master Planning, Financial Engineering and Business Management from Harvard University School of Design, Harvard Business School and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mike has been married to his wife Vicki for 31 years, and they both enjoy watching their daughter compete in field hockey at the collegiate level.