Metro's communications work has been a critical component in successfully winning new riders and new funding. The agency has received some 80 awards since 2002, including honors from the American Public Transit Association (APTA), the Society of Environmental Graphic Designers and the Public Relations Society of America.
Prior to joining Metro, Michael was Project Director at KBDA, an award-winning design studio in West Los Angeles and served as Creative Director for the 32-member in-house marketing agency of City of Hope Cancer Center. Michael graduated from UCLA in 1986 with a degree in Communication Studies. He has presented nearly two dozen talks on strategic communications, design and design management. He is a graduate of the AIGA/Harvard Business School “Business Perspectives for Design Leaders” program and a past president of AIGA’s Los Angeles chapter.