San Antonio, TX

Since his childhood, Mike Dillinger has been visiting the National Parks.  He fondly remembers multiple trips with his parents, siblings and grandparents to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.  Growing up in North Dakota, Mike also spent many of his summers working near Teddy Roosevelt National Park.  Now, he is passing on that tradition to his own children through multiple family trips to the parks with his favorite being taking the mules to Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. 

Mike is currently the AVP of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Strategic Programs at USAA where he is responsible for ESG strategy and protecting the economic goodwill of a $40B Fortune 100 private insurer and bank with over 38,000 employeesHe was previously the VP of Sustainability, Environmental and Permitting at NuStar Energy where he led the Environmental, Regulatory Affairs, Remediation, Customs and Permitting Departments and served in senior legal counsel roles. 

Mike has over 30 years of military service including in the Army National Guard, active-duty Air Force and Air Force Reserves.  He is also currently serving as the President of the Association of Corporate Counsel South/Central Texas Chapter and Vice Chair of the State Bar of Texas Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section. 

Mike’s education includes an LLM in Litigation Management from Baylor University School of Law, LLM in Environmental Law from the George Washington University School of Law, JD from the University of North Dakota School of Law and BS in Social Behavioral Sciences from the University of Mary.  Some of his certifications include the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship Certification, being a Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Certified Sustainability Professional and holding the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Credential (Level I and II). 

Mike with his family at Grand Canyon National Park (AZ)