President and Chief Executive Officer
Michael joined the Topa Insurance Group Board of Directors in 2016 and assumed the position of President & CEO at the close of 2019. Prior to joining Topa, Michael was Chief Financial Officer of CSAA Insurance where he led the company through significant business transactions. While with CSAA Insurance, Michael served on the board of AAA Life Insurance company, in which CSAA had a significant ownership interest. During his eight years on their board, Michael held various roles including board chairman and board vice chairman. In addition, he served on the board of the Community Safety Foundation, funded by CSAA Insurance. Throughout Michael’s professional career he has had the opportunity to work for several large, diverse companies in a range of financial capacities, including MTV Networks, The Walt Disney Company and Deloitte.
Michael is currently a board member of Junior Achievement, a not-for-profit organization focused on providing business awareness to youth. Michael holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BBA in accounting from Baruch College. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the state of New York.
On the weekend you'll find me... at the movies!
Favorite Movie: The Lion in Winter (a classic)