Michael Dugan began his career in the electrical industry more than 40 years ago. He has been the President and Founder of Freestate Electrical Companies since 1984, successfully growing the business to a $30 million full-service commercial electrical contractor. He actively participates in the industry, serving on the board of the National Electrical Contractor’s Association (NECA) and working with the Washington Metropolitan Subcontractors Association and the Prince George’s County Electrical Board.

The Dugans live in Laurel, MD and are the parents of 12 grown children: 4 daughters by birth and 8 children adopted from foster care. Twenty years ago, Mike and his wife, Kathleen, established C.A.S.E. to improve the lives of children who are adopted or in foster care and their families through counseling, lifelong education, and a growing national network of trained professionals. Since C.A.S.E.’s founding, Mike has served a number of terms on the Board of Directors, starting his most recent term in 2015.