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Calendar iconUpdated September 27, 2021

Michael serves as the CNMI Secretary of Commerce, overseeing the governmental department tasked with regulating and providing oversight to commercial practices within the CNMI. Michael manages a staff of thirty-five employees that are responsible for regulating banks, remittances, currency exchange, insurance, foreign investments, measurable commodities, fueling stations, liquor establishments, as well as a host of other industries. Michael is also responsible for attracting and regulating new foreign investments into the CNMI which includes overseeing the Foreign Investment Review Committee. Prior to returning to Saipan in 2007 Michael worked for several years on the US mainland in the private sector as a corporate trainer for AT&T and as the manager of a call center for a Fortune 1000 company that assists financial institutions and small businesses better manage, grow and promote their businesses. Michael attended the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where he received a Bachelors degree in Sociology. Michael holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and is pursuing a Doctorate of Executive Management from Colorado Technical University.

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American Public Education, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Graduate School USA

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American Public Education, Inc. today announced that it has completed its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Graduate School USA (“GSUSA”), effective January 1, 2022. GSUSA is a leading training provider to the federal workforce, with an extensive portfolio of government agency...

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Sixty-One American Samoa Government Ethics Officers Complete PITI-VITI’s Ethical Decision-Making Workshop

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On March 21 and March 28, 2022, sixty-one American Samoa government ethics officers, representing the designated ethics officials for American Samoa Government (ASG) departments, took part in a government-wide training initiative delivered by the Pacific & Virgin Islands Training Initiatives...

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Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) Meets Virtually to Discuss Vital Regional Finance Issues

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The Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) has successfully supported the Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) to complete its annual winter conference. On March 24, 2022, sixty government finance officers and officials from US insular governments convened for...

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Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Executive Leadership Development Program Participants!

Calendar iconMar 14, 2022

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The Graduate School USA’s Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI), congratulates the twenty-three new Pacific Islands graduates who successfully completed the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). A virtual commencement honoring current and future leaders in public...

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