Michael Wagner, Vice President

Mike Wagner brings over 25 years in sales and marketing experience to The Pelican Group. In 2005, Mike co-founded an advancement services company, Avenue 4 Advancement. The company served sectarian non-profits, including select The Pelican Group client engagements, providing a team of “specialists” in every area of advancement.

Prior to Avenue 4 Advancement, Mike served as Director of Development for Legatus International, a Catholic organization of Presidents and CEO’s of mid to large size companies founded by Mr. Thomas S. Monaghan. Over that seven-year period, he increased membership from 350 to over 1400 businesses and formed many special relationships with leaders in the Catholic business community throughout the United States and abroad. As co-founder and principal of a privately held retail operation, M-DEN, Inc. of Ann Arbor, MI, Mike marketed the University of Michigan Athletic Department and the Alumni Association, and helped to lead the company to record breaking sales. Before entering into the market as an entrepreneur, Mike taught in the Archdiocese of Detroit utilizing his BS degree in Education from Eastern Michigan University.

Mike lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife, Karen, and their four children.