Mike graduated Texas A&M University with a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Design in 1972. He was a Second Lieutenant in the Army Chemical Corps. He spent two years active duty at Army Material Command Headquarters. Then joined the Office of Electric Power Regulation at the Federal Power Commission, that became the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, for seven years as an Environmental Protection Specialist. After that, he spent six years as a Computer Systems Analyst. He received a Master Degree in Systems Management from University of Southern California in 1977 and become a Project Management Officer at the Department of Energy in 1988. In 1995, Mike became the Director of the Architecture and Planning Division in the DOE OCIO. After the Clinger-Cohen Act was enacted in 1996, Mike was selected to write initial guidance on Federal Architecture, M-97-16. He created and Co-Chaired the Federal Architecture Working Group under the Interoperability Committee of the Federal CIO Council in 1997,which produced and published the initial Federal Architecture Guidance Documents. He served as acting Associate CIO for Architecture, Standards and Planning at DOE and became the first DOE Chief Architect. Mike taught enterprise architecture at the FEAC Institute from 2001 until 2014. He retired from the Federal Government in 2002 and joined AT&T Government Solutions heading the EA Practice. In 2006, Mike joined Booze Allen Hamilton as a Senior Associate and EA Practice Lead. He became a full-time instructor and Program Director at FEAC in 2008. Mike has served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Enterprise Architecture Shared Interest Group of the American Council on Technology/Industry Advisory Council (ACT/IAC). As well as, chaired program committees and lectured at numerous EA Conferences, including a keynote at the Asia Pacific EA Conference in Sydney Australia. Mike received the FCW Federal 100 Award and numerous citations at DOE including, the Secretary?s Meritorious Achievement for leading the creation of the first DOE Corporate Architecture. Since 2014 teaching and consulting in Enterprise Architecture as independent contractor have become his main focus.