Chief Legal Officer
Michael Minnaugh’s effective legal expertise and especially skillful business acuity have earned years of success and reputation for leading legal functions with an executive mindset. Michael most currently served as General Counsel for Valley Metro, Arizona’s transportation enterprise. In that role, he advised Board Members and executives on legal, corporate, strategic, business and regulatory affairs regarding designing, building, operating and maintaining a complex and extensive multi-modal regional transportation system with emphasis on driving innovation and technology including a special partnership with a leading autonomous vehicle company. Prior to that, Michael was a partner in a major regional law firm whose practice focused on corporate, construction and business law. He previously served as Chairman of the Arizona State Bar Construction Law Section. In 2020, the Arizona State Bar recognized Michael as Arizona’s General Counsel of the year. Michael is a superb community minded leader and serves as a Commissioner for the Navajo Nation Bar Association. Michael is licensed in multiple jurisdictions. Michael has a B.S. in International Economics from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Catholic University. Michael leads all Erthos legal affairs and provides strategic counsel on management and operations issues.