Michael leads Messer’s team of proposal and presentation experts, a group that supports more than $1 billion in annual sales in the nine cities Messer serves. Michael’s creativity and leadership have supported more than a thousand projects being awarded to Messer since he joined the company in 2004. Batdorf helped guide the company structure to one that has a group focusing on marketing with another group focusing on sales proposals and presentations, an arrangement that enables specialization and enhanced cross-team collaboration.
Michael is president of the Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra board and a member of the University of Cincinnati’s Rhetoric and Professional Writing advisory board. He is a published author and a 1997 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Media.