About Me

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As Director of Information Technology Auditing at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Mike is responsible for building trusted relationships with key leaders at Anadarko and leading IT Audit Team efforts across the entire business. Areas of focus include, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, Data Privacy, Data Analytics, IT Project Management, and Financial and Operational Integrated Audits. He also is an inaugural representative on the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee.

During his 25-year career in oil and gas, Mike has established IT Audit Teams at three companies, and traveled the globe with the assistance of his five guide dogs.

Mike earned a Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Management Information Systems from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified Internal Auditor.

Mike has completed over 15 marathons, including a 3rd place finish in the visually impaired category at the 1993 Boston Marathon. He is a current and five-time member of the U.S. Adaptive Water Ski Team, has set six World Audio Slalom records, and currently holds the National Audio Slalom and Tricks records. Mike lives with his wife, daughter and son, fondly referred to as The Royal Family Boat Crew, in Magnolia, Texas.

Speaking

For nearly 30 years, Mike has shared with students, corporations and clubs his “Can Do” story, and how athletics and fitness have had such a positive influence in Mike’s life. Mike’s presentations are full of humor as he tells how getting his first guide dog allowed him to accept blindness and subsequent journeys has taught Mike to advocate for himself and other guide dog users.

Contact Information:

Mikeroyal.ski@gmail.com

 

Recent Posts

World Record Ratified

The International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) ratified my pending World Slalom Record from the 2019 Disabled World Championships with a score of 5.50/58/12.00 which is a New World V1 Men’s Slalom Record. Thank you to the organizers and all who volunteered at the World Championships, the IWWF for their review, and everyone else who supported me through the … Continue reading World Record Ratified

Audio Slalom Video

In case the below photo of me skiing is not enough for you, here is the link to the Water Ski Broadcasting Company produced 2019 World Disabled Water Ski Championships video. You can watch me skiing between 3:52:49 – 4:04:49 and the podium presentation starts at 8:33:58.

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