"I had the great fortune to have Michael as a friend, business associate and mentor. We were introduced through work many years ago when Centene was a small company. There were many trials and challenges over time but Michael always saw through them and stayed several steps ahead of most everyone. He set goals, exceeded them and set new ones. I reached out to Michael many times while leading my firm. He was a good listener, curious and cared. His guidance was invaluable to me. We also enjoyed each others company on the golf course and those memories put a smile on my face whenever I reflect on them. I like to think he is keeping the ball in the short grass these days."