Michael E. Pierce
Michael E. Pierce is a 1991 graduate of Tulane University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.
While at Tulane
excelled as a student athlete becoming Tulane's All Purpose Yardage Leader and Pre-Season Street & Smith All-American candidate in 1989 after having graduated from Murphy High School
in Mobile Alabama as the All-Time Leading Rusher three years earlier.
Pierce was invited to join the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent in 1990.
Unfortunately, a lingering knee injury caused his
retirement before his
NFL career could begin.
Michael is Executive Director of the MLK Avenue Redevelopment Corporation (MLKARC).
primary responsibility is to develop and implement a comprehensive community and economic redevelopment program in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue community.
Michael is also President of the Gulf Coast Region for A.G. Gaston Construction.
His responsibilities include directing sales, marketing, operations and financial performance across a geographic area encompassing the coastal areas of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.
is also active in civic, community and religious affairs.
He is chairman of the Board of Directors at Commonwealth National Bank, Co-Chair of Mayor-elect Sandy Stimpson's Transition Team, Past-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and Past-President of the Rotary Club of Mobile.
He serves on the board of the Mobile Arts & Sports Association and is chairman of the Senior Bowl Hall of Fame Committee.
He has also served on the board of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce.
Pierce, founding pastor of New Life Ministries, has previously served on the ministerial staffs of New Hope Baptist Church and Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.
is married to wife, Daphne, and they have two sons, Michael
, Jr. and Myles.