Diploma Ceremony Speaker

Photo of Michael E. GibbonsMichael E. Gibbons

Michael Gibbons is founder of Brown Gibbons Lang & Company. Michael provides an active senior role to client engagements and business development opportunities. Immediately prior to forming BGL, Michael was president and CEO of Underwood, Neuhaus & Company, a leading regional securities and investment banking firm in Houston, Texas. While with this firm, he also held positions as executive vice president, head of capital markets and manager of corporate finance. Before joining Underwood, Michael was a senior vice president and served on the operating management committee of McDonald & Company Securities, Inc., in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. Gibbons is past chairman and serves on the executive committee for Global M&A Partners Ltd., Dublin, Ireland; on the board of directors, audit committee and chairman of the finance and planning committee for Associated Estates Realty Corporation (AEC), Richmond Hts., Ohio; on the board of directors, chairman of the audit committee and member of the compensation committee for Preformed Line Products (PLPC), Cleveland, Ohio; on the Northeast Ohio Advisory Board for U.S. Bank Corp., Minneapolis, Minnesota; on the board of trustees, executive committee and vice chairman for Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, Cleveland, Ohio; on the visiting committee for Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, Cleveland, Ohio; on the finance advisory board for the University of Akron, College of Business, Akron, Ohio; serves on the visiting committee and the national advisory council of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Michael has a B.S., cum laude, from Kenyon College; a M.S. in Management from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University; and a J.D. from Cleveland State University.