Michael Chevalier, President and CEO
Michael Chevalier is Preferred Systems, Inc.’s founder and CEO. After earning his B.A. and M.Ed. from Gannon University, Mike got his start in drug and alcohol counseling. He started Preferred Systems, Inc. in 1996 to fill the continuing education needs of licensed professionals in the Erie area. Since then, Preferred Systems, Inc. has become accredited by 42 different national licensing boards and associations in the areas of Law, Insurance, Finance, Workers’ Compensation, Real Estate, Human Resources, Safety, Behavioral Health, Pathological Gambling, Counseling Treatment, Healthcare, Education, etc. Mike takes the lead on most projects and represents the company in Erie, the Mid Atlantic region, and at conferences across the country.
As the President of Preferred Systems, Inc., Mike also oversees recruitment, assessment/evaluation and employment placement services for the building trades arena specializing in the area of minority recruitment. Preferred Systems, Inc. has worked on the Erie Bayfront Convention Center and Hotel project, Presque Isle Casino and Downs, The Erie Insurance Arena; various Erie municipal construction projects and is currently involved in the $80 million Bayfront Place Courtyard by Marriott and Parking Garage.
Mike has authored numerous grant applications, having received in excess of $5,000,000 for community social service providers. Mike has also appeared on television and radio shows addressing specific topics pertaining to education, and various social issues affecting the community. Mike also serves as a board member on a number of different local, regional, state, and national organizations.
When Mike’s not busy representing Preferred Systems, Inc. around the country he enjoys working on his cars, spending time with his dogs, and last but not least, spending time with his wife, three grown children, and three grandsons. He’s an avid runner, having successfully completed twenty-one marathons in the last thirty years.