Michael brings over 25 years of experience in hospitality, management, sales, marketing, and operations to Connexus Partners.
As SVP of Caesars, Michael oversees the meetings business for Caesars 40 U.S. properties. He has been in this role since he reorganized Caesars meetings businesses in 2011. The nationwide reorganization mirrored an effort he led in 2005 to combine meeting sales and operations across Caesars Las Vegas properties, and extended benefits introduced under the Las Vegas Meetings brand, which Michael developed. His achievements at Caesars earned him the Chairman’s award for Leadership and the Caesars Excellence in Leadership awards. Michael is an Executive Committee member of the board of U.S. Travel, and the MPI Foundation. Michael has been featured in virtually every meetings publication and has appeared in national publications including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Forbes.com. Michael has twice been named one of the 100 most influential people in the tradeshow business, and was named one of the 25 most influential people in the meetings industry.
Michael holds a B.S. in Business from Cabrini College, and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine Paul Merage School of Business.