Mike McCarthy is the retired CEO of Williams Steel and Hardware in Minneapolis. He has served as Treasurer and Board Chair of the Dale Warland Singers, the American Composers Forum, and the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches; Treasurer and Board Member of VocalEssence, Chorus America and Connect/US-Russia; and a member of the advisory committee of the University of Minnesota’s School of Music.
He has also done bookkeeping, accounting and budgeting for several nonprofits, including Chorus America and the Dale Warland Singers. He and his wife Kay have commissioned a number of choral works, including “The World Beloved, a Bluegrass Mass” by Carol Barnett and “The Day is Done” by Stephen Paulus. Mike plays bass and banjo in a bluegrass band, a largely non-financial experience, and Kay is a professional quilter.