Michael is an innovative thought leader, focused on the future of life safety in our rapidly changing world. He currently serves as Program Manager for the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA), Emerging Technology Safety Program. In this role, he oversees the day-to-day operations of NFPA's first responder safety initiatives focused on preparing our nation’s responders for new and rapidly emerging technologies. This includes safety training on alternatively fueled vehicles, automated transportation, battery energy storage, and solar systems. While in this role, he led a project to build and launch the world’s first Energy Storage Systems Safety Training Program for the 1.2 million members of the U.S. Fire Service. Michael is also an experienced public speaker having presented and spoken in front of the government agencies and international standards organizations on topics related to battery safety and fire tactics.
Prior to NFPA, Michael spent several years working for litigation law firms conducting legal research and drafting complex court pleadings.
Michael holds a Master of Public Administration degree, specializing in Emergency Management, from Anna Maria College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Johnson & Wales University, and has completed executive leadership training at the Yale School of Management. His graduate research focused on enabling innovation within the public sector. Michael is a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers, where he actively participates in their Emerging Technologies Caucus.
Michael and his wife reside in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. In his free time, he is an avid weather enthusiast, sports fan, and outdoorsman having taken part in a number of endurance sports ranging from road races to half ironman triathlon