You may have seen Mike McTighe around town. At 6’8” he stands out in a crowd and often can be spotted pedaling his bike from one location to another. Mike recently took over as Chair of the Leadership Team for GreenTown Los Altos, filling the considerable (though smaller in physical size) shoes of Margie Suozzo.
Mike has extensive experience in community service. He is a current member of the Transportation and Planning Commission for the City of Los Altos, volunteers at El Camino Hospital, and chairs the GreenTown Los Altos Bike/Walk program. Prior community service includes work with the homeless community and the Chamber of Commerce in the City of Roseville.
Mike is also an Eagle Scout and says that “Scouting gave me a respect for the land and living sustainably, something I deeply connect with GreenTown Los Altos.” Mike has lived in Los Altos for a total of 14 years and is the father to two children. His daughter is a junior in Boston College and his son is an 8th grader at Blach Middle School.
“I’m excited to be leading GreenTown Los Altos as it enters the next phase of its development. We have established ourselves as a credible, collaborative organization working with a variety of groups in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills to promote environmentally friendly behavior,” said McTighe. “Our next big challenge is to put in place a sustainable fundraising plan that enables us to continue having a positive impact on environmental health and vibrancy.”
In addition to his community service background, McTighe has worked as a manager in technology companies Oracle and Informix and has experience in the financial services industry as a registered investment advisor. He holds dual B.A. degrees in Computer Science and Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a graduate of the Leadership Education Advancement Program (LEAD) provided by the Los Altos Community Foundation.
“Mike’s enthusiasm, his background in business and finance and his ability to connect with the members of the community will serve GreenTown and our residents and businesses well,” said Margie Suozzo, who is turning over the leadership to McTighe. Suozzo will continue as part of the Leadership Team at GreenTown Los Altos, focusing on local environmental policy as Chair of the Government Affairs Program.
If you see Mike around town, stop and say “hello” and let him know how you think we can improve the environmental health and vibrancy of the Los Altos and Los Altos Hills community.