Michael (Mike) Bilfinger is responsible for providing day-to-day customer support to the association’s members as well as managing AACRAO Jobs and the annual Awards program. Mike initially joined AACRAO as an intern for Marketing and Communications before then transitioning to his current full-time role as the Associate Director, Membership & Awards. Mike was born and raised on Long Island, New York where he earned a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Philosophy from SUNY Stony Brook University. During his time in undergrad, Mike was fortunate to have the opportunity to study abroad for a month each in Spain, South Korea, China, Chile, and Peru. He then moved to Washington, DC to pursue a Master of Public Administration at American University, which he completed in 2023. Mike is a strong proponent of car-free living and enjoys commuting on his bike, indoor bouldering at his local gym, and listening to music whenever possible.
Mike is responsible for managing the AACRAO Jobs service in addition to the annual awards program. He also facilitates the planning for the annual membership renewal campaign and assists with general operations.