Mike has been associated with the Neighborhood Center since 1988 as a volunteer and board member. He became the Executive Director in 2012 and putting his corporate career on the shelf. Under Mike’s leadership the Neighborhood Center has grown it’s mission and relevance in making a positive difference in the lives of children, teenagers, and the community.
Prior to becoming the Executive Director of the Neighborhood Center in 2012, Mike was a Partner with Banister International, a firm of twenty professionals managing retained search engagements at the executive level in consumer packaged goods, manufacturing and financial services around the world.
Prior to his executive search and consulting experience, Mike worked as the Vice President of Human Resources at Diageo, a $17B global consumer packaged goods organization. Prior to his tenure at Diageo, Mike spent a number of years as the Director of Human Resources for the U.S. Grocery Division of Campbell Soup Company. Before joining Campbell, Mike worked at Siemens’ Medical Solutions Division (formerly known as Shared Medical Systems), before leaving for Campbell’s he held the position
of Assistant Vice President of Human Resources.
Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University here in Camden N.J. He has also completed extensive coursework in Labor Relations and Human Resource Management through Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Mike recently served on the vestry of historic Christ Church of Philadelphia. He is married to Elizabeth Kimball, professor of English at Drew University and they live happily in Haddonfield, New Jersey. His daughter Emily is a marine biologist married to Luke Warwick who is a global shark conservationist, his daughter Sarah is an advertising executive on Madison Avenue, and his son Peter is successfully navigating the 6th grade.