Following graduation from Villanova University and military service, Michael joined his brother and father to pursue a career in real estate. To further his real estate knowledge, he attended the Presidents and Owners management program at the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He presently serves on the board of Wilmington Trust Florida and has many past financial board affiliations including State Bank of Albany 1982-1989, Fleet Bank 1989-1999 and Fleet Boston Financial 1999-2004. He served on numerous Boards of Educational Institutions including: Villanova University 2003-2013, College of St Rose 1978-1984, Emma Willard School, Rosarian Academy and as President of Mercy High School. He served on WMHT (PBS) and the Albany Institute of History and Art, and as Board Chairman of St. Peter’s Hospital.