The Empowerment Plan is a Detroit-based non-profit company which employs individuals from shelters in the Detroit area and trains them as seamstresses to produce a “sleeping-bag” coat. This garment is given to individuals on the street to protect them from the cold.
Please join us for lunch and to learn more about this unique coat and the people who create them
Mike retired as Executive Director of Global Compensation and Benefits from Ford Motor Company in 2007 after 28 years in both Finance and Human Resource functions. He worked and lived in Tokyo, Japan, for three years as the Manager of Human Resources for Asia-Pacific Operations.
Following his retirement, Mike became re-certified to teach school. He began substitute teaching at the elementary school level for schools in Milan, Dexter, Ann Arbor, and Plymouth. He taught for seven years, including several long-term assignments in special education classes.
In March of 2015, he was approached by The Empowerment Plan to become its Human Resources Director. In this position, he is responsible for manpower planning, hiring, training, payroll, and other human resource functions. He also runs a food pantry for The Empowerment Plan.
Mike presently lives in Ann Arbor with Pam, his wife of 30 years. When not at work, Mike enjoys playing and collecting guitars and amplifiers, traveling, working in his yard, and spending time with his two college-age grandsons.