Michael Lackland has served as President/CEO of The Lackland Companies since May 1, 1994. He previously served as the CFO and as the Head of Acquisition and Development for the firm. Mr. Lackland directs all strategic planning and oversees the business operations of the company. Mr. Lackland is also a primary shareholder of Lackland Self Storage and affiliated Lackland Companies. Mr. Lackland began his career at Caterpillar Tractor Co. in their dealer network with Carter Machinery Co. Through their management training program he became the Service Manager for their Chesapeake Virginia location. Mr. Lackland holds a BS in Business Administration specializing in Finance from the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business in Richmond Virginia.