Michael Aho, a 2002 ECU graduate and native of Charleston, SC, is announcing in his ninth season with the Marching Pirates (2001-08, 2014). He serves on the ECU Board of Visitors and the School of Communication Advisory Board, and is the recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award from the School of Communication. Previously, he served on the College of Fine Arts and Communication Advancement Council. He is Centennial member of the Alumni Association and has been a Pirate Club member for 18 years. He received his master's degree in peace operations policy from George Mason University. Michael works for the United States Department of State and has served in New York, NY. He lives in McLean, VA.