ABOUT MIKE

I grew up in Saugus and moved to Fitchburg to attend Fitchburg State University, where I received my bachelor’s degree in history and political science in 2008 and completed a master’s degree in history in 2013. 

After graduation, I married Carissa Scottfenton, a licensed social worker in the region. I entered public life as Ward 4 representative to the Fitchburg City Council in 2014 to give back to the city that has given me so much. Since 2016, I have served as City Council President, where I lead the council and coordinate with regional, state, and federal representatives on areas and issues of mutual interest with the City of Fitchburg. In 2019, I was elected to serve as Fitchburg City Councilor at Large.

 

Fueled by a passion for providing the region’s residents with access to affordable higher education opportunities, I work as the director of major gifts at Northeastern University where I lead the fundraising efforts for the College of Professional Studies.

Previously, I have worked as the director of development at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and served as the director of annual giving at Fitchburg State University.

ELECTED OFFICE
• Fitchburg City Council President:
  2016-Present
• Fitchburg City Councilor at-large:
  2020-Present
• Fitchburg Ward 4 Councilor:
  2014-2019
COMMITTEES SERVED
• Airport Commission
• Capital Improvement Commission
• Economic Development Committee
• Finance Committee
• Public Works Committee
• Appointments Committee
EDUCATION
• M.A. History
   Fitchburg State University
• B.A. History & Political Science
   Fitchburg State University
WORK EXPERIENCE
• Director of Major Gifts
   Northeastern University: 2020-Present
• Director of Development
   Worcester Polytechnic Institute:
   2016-2020
• Director of Annual Giving 
   Fitchburg State  University: 2008-2016

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