Mike Glover served for over 30 years as a senior U.S. diplomat, including as Acting Ambassador in Mexico, Ecuador and Italy (at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations). While serving as the U.S. Deputy Special Representative for Commercial Affairs in Washington, he promoted cooperation between U.S. and foreign companies, and greatly improved commercial support at embassies worldwide. Following his retirement from the State Department, he was a lobbyist in Washington representing a range of clients, including non-profit organizations and foreign politicians. He currently teaches history and the humanities at several Houston area community colleges. Mike speaks fluent Spanish and French. He is a PhD candidate in International Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also received a master’s degree in history.