Michael has over 30 years of experience in the professional sports industry and is widely regarded as one of the most prominent figures in the professional sports industry. Most recently, Michael served as the Commissioner of the United Football League (UFL), where he helped raise over two hundred million dollars in seed money. Furthermore, Michael has worked closely with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and other partners to promote diversity, equity and inclusion hiring from the front offices down. Prior to his work as commissioner of the UFL, Michael served as the Senior VP of Football Operations for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Michael is also a visiting professor at Cornell Law School. Michael received a B.S. in Communications and Media Studies from Cornell University and received a J.D. from University of Michigan Law School.