Mike Richardson has been involved with C.H.O.I.C.E. since 2006 and has served in various capacities within the Board, including crafting the organization’s first strategic financial plan in 2008 – 2010. Originally from Vicksburg, MS, he holds a BA in Political Science and Master’s of Public Policy & Administration from Mississippi State University. Mike began his career in 1998 as a Director of Development managing major donor fundraising for the MSU Foundation. He moved to Kentucky in 2002 where he entered the financial services industry and opened a financial advisory practice with Edward Jones Investments. While in Louisville, Mike was an active member of St. Michael Orthodox Church and served as Treasurer on the Parish Council from 2007 – 2011. Mike moved to the Washington, DC area in 2011 and joined Chain Bridge Bank where he is the Sr Vice President leading the Commercial Banking Team and works with institutional and nonprofit clients. Mike and his wife Michelle live in Fort Hunt, VA, he is the father of four amazing kids, and has been active with various nonprofit and community organizations over the years. In the DC area, he was the Board of Regents Chair for the Leadership Center for Excellence, past Scholarship Chairman for the Mississippi State University – DC Alumni Chapter, Parish Council Treasurer at Church of the Ascension in Arlington, VA, and regularly works with the children of families assisted by Bridges to Independence.