A recipient of the Distinguished Military Graduate Award, Michael Erin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business from the Virginia Military Institute in 2005. Michael Erin became the chief of staff and director of operations for The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance in 2014, two years after completing a 12-year career in the U.S. Armed Forces. Currently, he serves as associate consultant and partner for Progressive Management & Associates. Outside of work, he enjoys watching baseball, particularly his favorite team - the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs ended a 108-year championship drought in November, defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. The Cubs' Ben Zobrist, the eventual World Series MVP, and Miguel Montero drove in a pair of runs in the top of the 10th inning after the Indians scored three runs in the eighth inning to tie the game.
Chicago had the longest standing championship drought in professional sports, and it was evident through the extended celebrations following the game and the millions of people who attended the team's championship parade. The November 4 parade began after a rally in Grant Park and stretched seven miles through downtown. The day was declared by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner as "World Champion Chicago Cubs Day" statewide.
Michael Erin currently serves as the global initiatives manager for the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance.