About Michael and Alamode

A seasoned executive with a wealth of knowledge in management and external affairs positions in the public and commercial sectors.

With a track record of creating strategic frameworks that include implementing effective tactics to increase brand awareness, raise money, and further organizational goals. Building and sustaining strong relationships with important stakeholders, such as internal and external audiences, elected officials, local business leaders, and nonprofit groups, comes naturally to me. I am skilled in managing administration, community involvement, corporate social responsibility, development, financials, government affairs, media relations, operations, supporting board members, and leading high-performing teams.

I see opportunities everywhere and know how to identify, prioritize, and leverage the ones that meet strategic challenges.

I am a life-long learner. Working with people from many industries and places, seeing their experiences, and traveling is inspirational. Experiencing how people work to enable themselves and others to make the best of our world can inspire any strategy!

Along my travels from the mailroom to the board room, I have picked up a few tips about governance, operations, and relations that I am serving up with articles and scenarios that catch my attention in my blog called Alamode.

Why Alamode?

I like ice cream. A lot! In a cone, with cake and pie, and at an ice cream parlor or truck with family, friends, coworkers, and volunteers. And in the way, the tips we receive are on top of what we already know- a scoop of ice cream gets placed on top of a slice of pie. VoilĂ !

Did you know that there is no specific word in the English language for people who make ice cream? They are called ice cream makers, which could be more elegant, like the French glacier and the Italian sorbettiere.

In any case, I hope you find an inspiring tip you did not know you needed or have been looking for in my blog, Alamode.

One more thing.

You can receive a Taste of Alamode by email, served most Wednesdays. Go to the Alamode page and sign up today.