Cobb Commission Chair
During his nearly 30 years in the Marine Corps he commanded a Marine Air Group with more
than 800 Marines, was deputy commander of a Marine Base with mayor-like responsibilities
for more than 10,000 military and civilian personnel, supervised a Pentagon team handling
a budget of more than $22 billion, and directed a business of 400+ employees and revenues
exceeding $50 million. After retiring from the military, he worked for the 2 large international
companies of Booz Allen and Grant Thornton on budget projects in Macedonia and Iraq.
His broad understanding of issues in Cobb is a result of his membership on the SPLOST
Oversight Committee, as a member and/or officer in the American Legion, Marine Corps League
and other veterans groups, active involvement with his church community at Mt Bethel UMC
including Director of Men’s Ministry, and grassroots work with the Cobb Republican Party.
Mike has Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Arts
degree from Pepperdine University, and is a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College.
His wife Judy is a retired Delta Flight Attendant. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.
I believe that the Chairman is charged with the credo that he will lead a government
that is fiscally responsible, lives within its means, and works with the business community
to create an economic environment which encourages entrepreneurship and promotes
responsible growth. Above all, the chairman (and any elected official) should be a person
who is known by the promises he keeps.