Before joining Joseph W. McCartin Insurance in 1990, Mike operated a successful landscape contracting business serving the Washington/Baltimore metro area. He obtained a BS in Horticulture from the University of Maryland. Mike is licensed in Property & Casualty and Life & Health and earned his CPCU designation.

Mike is very active in insurance industry trade associations. As an industry leader, he regularly serves on boards and donates his time to groups that set standards and promote best practices for the insurance industry.

Best Practices Recognition from Reagan Consultants 2001-2006, 2013-2015
Board of Directors, Big I Reinsurance Company
Board of Directors, Big I MEP (Multiple Employer Plan) 401(k) plan
Board of Directors, Catholic Business Network of Montgomery County, MD
Board of Directors, Independent Insurance Agents of MD (IIAMD)
Professional Liability Committee, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA)
Chairman, Agency Administrative Services (AAS) (IIABA)
Past President, Independent Insurance Agents of MD (IIAMD)
Past MD State National Director, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, (IIABA)
Personal Lines Task Force, Erie Insurance
Commercial Task Force, Erie Insurance
Agents Advisory Council, Erie Insurance

As a result of his diverse industry expertise, he is often sought as a spokesperson for radio, television and news stories regarding insurance matters. In addition to his involvement in the insurance industry, Mike maintains an active interest in the landscaping community, as well. He is a past president and currently serves on the board of the Landscape Contractors Association of Maryland, DC, and Virginia and wrote a regular column in Groundwork, its magazine.

Mike and his wife Ann, have two daughters. In addition to his family, Mike’s passions include boating, skiing and gardening.