ABOUT ME

EMPLOYMENT AND INVOLVEMENT OVERVIEW
  • More than 19 years of transportation and public safety experience, serving on boards and committees, and working with the public and various officials

  • CEO of the Transportation Improvement Association (2011 - Present)
    • Includes managing budgets, personnel, writing policies, procedures, and contracts, developing goals and objectives, resolving issues, and dealing with government officials (federal, state, county, and local), corporate leaders, and citizens

    • Significantly improved TIA's financial position by eliminating all debt during FY2012, developing a reserve fund for economic emergencies, and achieving a more than 1,009% increase in net assets by the end of FY2016

  • Owner of Great Lakes Air Operations (2017 - Present)

  • Member of the Macomb County Sheriff Aviation Unit (2017 - Present), became the departments first FAA licensed small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) pilot on July 26, 2017, and wrote the Standard Operating Procedures, FAA night operation waiver, and provided guidance for the new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Unit

  • Chairman of the Michigan Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission's Distracted Driving Action Team (2013 - 2018)

  • President of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Michigan Board of Directors (2016 - 2017)

  • Member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Michigan Board of Directors (2011 - Present)

  • Member of the Michigan Aeronautics Commission Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advisory Committee (2018 - Present)

  • Member of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic Safety Committee (2012 - Present)

  • Member of the Oakland County Connected Vehicle Task Force (2016 - Present)

  • Wayne County Airport Authority - Detroit Metro Airport Ambassador (2018 - Present / 2014 - 2015)

  • Member of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (2012 - Present)

  • Member of the Southeast Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (2014 - Present)

  • Member of the Oakland County Association of Chiefs of Police (2008 - Present)

  • Member of the Macomb County Association of Chiefs of Police (2018 - Present)

  • Co-Founder/Member of the Ferris State University Traffic Safety Team (2004 - 2013)

  • Member of the Michigan Governor's Traffic Safety Advisory Commission's Michigan Crash Data Users Group (2009 - 2011)

  • Member of the Michigan Governor's Traffic Safety Advisory Commission's Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Team (2005 - 2011)

  • Member of the Michigan Governor's Traffic Safety Advisory Commission's Traffic Safety Engineering Action Team (2007 - 2011)

  • Member of the Michigan Deer Crash Coalition (2008 - 2011)

  • Member of the Oakland County Transportation Committee (2011 - 2019)

  • Member of the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) Transportation Advisory Council (2010 - 2011)

EDUCATION
  • Obtained a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University

    • Curriculum had a focus on Human Resource Management

    • Received the Torchbearer Leadership Award, and an award from the Department of Public Safety for improving traffic safety

    • Founded the College Republicans of Ferris State University and was elected as the President

  • Have training in aeronautics, corporate law, emergency medical services, highway safety, and homeland security

PERSONAL LIFE
  • Married to Patricia, a 1st Grade Teacher in Chippewa Valley Schools and the 2018 Macomb County Teacher of the Year

  • Enjoys spending time with my nieces and nephews, traveling, camping, hiking, and being active in the community to help others and make a difference

RECOGNITION INCLUDES
  • Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s prestigious ‘Elite 40 Under 40’ leadership award during 2012

  • Recognized by the CEO of Delta Air Lines for commitment to transportation safety during 2007