Michael P. Ertel, Sr.
He is chairman of the Optimist Oratorical (public speaking) and "Shop with a Cop" programs, and is a member and past president of the Hamilton Optimist club. He is also co-chairman of the University Relations Committee at Towson University.
Ertel was president of the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations from 2006 to 2008, and an officer of the organization from 2005 through 2009. He is also past president of the West Towson Neighborhood Association, and a board member since 2001.
Ertel lives in the Towson, Md. area with his wife, Anne, and their three children.