Director of Special Events & Emergency Management Services

Mike brings 20 years of event planning experience and emergency preparedness planning to the Communications and Marketing department. Prior to working for UT, he was the vice president for the Nashville Sports Council and Music City Bowl. In that position, he was a part of the team that successfully recruited the Women’s Final Four to Nashville.

Mike graduated from UT Knoxville with a bachelor’s in communications and a Master of Business Administration. His passion for the University and the surrounding community is undeniable. In his free time, he volunteers for United Way of Greater Knoxville and enjoys watching the Vols.

A little-known fact about Mike is that he once was the stadium DJ for Tennessee Smokies and Nashville Sounds.

Mike describes himself as carefree, fun and a straight shooter. He is a Nashville native who currently lives in Knoxville. He is married to Sarah and has three daughters, Anna, Katherine and Nadia, a dog, Ward, and two cats, Popcorn and Chewbacca.