Mike Cashman retired from the U.S. Navy as a Captain in 2014 after serving for 29 years as a helicopter pilot. In this role, he had the unique opportunity to command various squadrons stationed across the globe. Most significantly, he commanded the largest aviation air wing in the Navy with over 5000 Sailors, 150 helicopters and 15 operational and training units.
Upon retirement, he joined the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, a leading edge medical technology foundation, where he served as the Director of Development and raised over $8M in one year. He continues to serve as a council member.
In early 2016, Mike joined the University of Virginia - School of Education and Human Development Foundation as the Director of Development, raising awareness and financial support for the School of Education and Human Development. Over the past 3 years with the Foundation Mike has very successfully raised millions of dollars and built strong and lasting relationships with alumni, friends of the University and philanthropists who see the value and potential in the work of the Curry School. In February 2019, Mike was selected as the Executive Director of the Foundation.
Raised in New England, Mike is a graduate of the University of Maine with a Business Administration degree and holds 2 masters degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College in Strategic Studies and National Security Affairs.
Mike and his wife Katy reside in the beautiful rolling hills of Madison, Virginia and have three grown boys, Garrett, Thomas and Eric.
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