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Meet Michael E. Bock
Michael E. Bock joined the Foundation’s Board in April 2018. Mike is a Managing Director of Petrie Partners, an investment bank specializing in the energy industry. Prior to co-founding Petrie Partners in 2011, Mike was a Managing Director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Global Energy & Power Investment Banking Group. He joined the firm as part of Merrill Lynch’s acquisition of Petrie Parkman & Co. in 2006. At Petrie Parkman, he served as Head of Corporate Finance and as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Mike earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, in American History and Literature from Harvard University in 1987. He is a CFA charter holder and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Denver Society of Securities Analysts. Mike has served on the Board of Directors of Opera Colorado since 2011, including a 3-year term as Chairman from 2014-2017. Mike was raised in Denver and has witnessed the dramatic expansion in the number and quality of arts and cultural offerings in the city. Aside from regular attendance at the opera, Mike and his wife, Julie, enjoy and support a wide range of music, visual and dramatic arts in the community.