Meet Mike Singer

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I moved to the neighborhood with my wife Susan and an assortment of dogs and cats in 2013.  With our daughter in college, we decided that we would prefer a different lifestyle than the big yard and house in suburban Maryland.  We made many trips to DC to various neighborhoods and fell in love with the U Street corridor.  The history, iconic businesses, public transportation, and accessibility to virtually anything within a few blocks is what captivated us.  Professionally, I have recently (early) retired after 34 years with an S&P 500 corporation.   During my early years, I led a team of developers who implemented some of the earliest online self-service HR applications.  As our company continued to merge and double in size every few years, I ultimately ended up responsible for all servers and storage systems in the Americas totaling 8,700 servers in 13 countries including two large Data Centers.  I earned a reputation for team building and pragmatic problem solving while supporting the needs of 40,000 colleagues and millions of client participants who depended on our systems.   Over the years, work commitments had limited my public service opportunities which is one of the factors in my decision to retire early and chart a different course.  I am proud of my past membership in the ANC 1B Public Safety committee and two stints as Board Chair of a small Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Camp Springs, Maryland.  During my time as Board Chair, we undertook a major successful program to increase the diversity of the congregation which has been documented in John Crestwell’s book, “The Charge of the Chalice.”