Major Gifts Officer
Michael Veltri is a leadership expert, successful business executive, and nationwide bestselling author. In his role as Major Gifts Officer, Michael combines his professional experience, leadership expertise, and devout Catholic faith to fuel-inject Catholic Leadership Institute's fundraising efforts.
Michael's work as a writer and speaker draws on sources as diverse as ancient Japanese warriors, brain science, business titans, and academic research to develop a groundbreaking model for better decision making that leads to exponential leadership growth and peak performance with balance, not burnout. Michael is also a cancer survivor, decorated U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and master-instructor in classical Japanese martial arts. He graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in Japanese and International Business. Michael also completed a one-year study abroad program at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan and is fluent in Japanese.
Michael resides in southern California with his wife, Kara, and daughter, Chiara. They are active parishioners at Padre Serra Parish in Camarillo, CA.