Focusing on business and economics, Michael Erin obtained his bachelor’s degree from the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. He then went on to serve as a captain in the US Armed Forces – Army, overseeing medical aid and safety for over 200 soldiers. Currently as the chief of staff and director of operations at Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, Michael Erin directs the daily operations of the $4 million regional economic development company in southern Nevada. As a passionate fan, Mr. Erin enjoys following the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball.
In an effort to improve youth softball and baseball fields across 14 Chicago neighborhoods, the Chicago Cubs donated in excess of $860,000 to 14 Diamond Project qualifying organizations in 2016. Since its inception in 2014, the organization’s Diamond Project charity has granted nearly $1.8 million to support 32 capital improvement projects and 28 youth leagues across Chicago.
As one of three signature charity programs, the Diamond Project awards funds to local, neighborhood-based, non-profit organizations to help provide accessible, safe, and quality local indoor training facilities or baseball fields. The Chicago Cub’s charities, in partnership with Daktronics, have also donated seven ballpark scoreboards to local youth softball and baseball parks.