Michael Pedersen

Chief of Staff & Executive Assistant to CEO

As Chief of Staff, Michael manages Human Resources, Operations, Facilities, and supports the President & CEO. He has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit, education, and for-profit industries supporting C-level executives and helping organizations achieve their goals. Michael works to support all aspects of the organization by facilitating a smooth operation and spirited office culture in order for each department to success and achieve organizational goals. Michael is ISO 27001 certified, an information security management certification. He is a member of the Executive Team.

 

Nicknames
Mr. Pedersen

Book that moved me
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon and Louise Gluck, A Village Life

A person I’d love to meet
Lidia Bastianich

Slogans for life
“Make it Happen!”

Guilty pleasure
Sparkling Water

Something someone would be surprised to know about me
I have driven a dog sled through Norwegian hills on the island of Tromso to witness the Aurora Borealis

Thing that really baffles me
Paper napkins

Favorite meal
Toasted everything bagel with lox, cream cheese, capers, tomato, and red onion (don’t forget the red onion)

Random fact about me
I can make a mean and tasty Nigerian pepper and fish-head soup

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