Upon graduation, Mike began six years National Guard service while earning an MBA at Northwestern. Beginning his career in securities brokerage in Chicago, he moved to banking with Northern Trust where, as a CFA, he served as a consultant to other financial institutions until 1989. He then left Northern to continue the same business independently. Mike and Shirley, married in 1966, moved in 1990 to the milder climate of Santa Barbara, where he continued his consulting business until easing gradually into retirement after 2000.
In their Santa Barbara years, Mike and Shirley enjoyed golf, travel, and, in Shirley’s case, a deepening role in the Music Academy of the West. Their later years were troubled with ill health. Shirley died in 2020 after years of decline. Mike became vision-impaired but carried on. He died May 1, 2022, of a heart attack while visiting friends in Florida.
Mike and Shirley are survived by daughter Andrea and her husband; son Gavin; and four grandchildren. Our sympathies go to all the family.