Michael Welch is a member of the Kids Escaping Drugs Board of Directors and currently serves on the Finance Committee. April of 2018 will mark his 6th year of board service to KED. Mike is a career Banker of 40 years and has been in the Commercial Banking field exclusively for the past 28 years. He is currently a Commercial Lender with Northwest Bank. Mike is a lifelong resident of Western New York graduating from Bishop Turner High School and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Canisius College. He has always been active in the community. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Chapter of RMA, Imagine Hamburg and The Exchange Club of the Tonawandas. He is a current member of the Hamburg Republican Committee. Mike is a former Board Member for the Heritage Centers Foundation. Mike’s involvement in KED came through a former business relationship with the organization and has been one of the most rewarding volunteer positions he has been associated with. The organization has a very specific mission, a very diverse board with active members, a dedicated staff and record of success.