Michael A. Raithel works as a senior systems analyst for the premier contract research organization in the Washington, DC area. He has programmed with SAS software on mainframe, UNIX, Linux, and Windows environments in both the commercial and government sectors since 1985. Michael is the author of more than 25 SAS technical papers and is a popular lecturer at SAS Global Forum, regional SAS conferences, and at local SAS users groups. His SAS tips thread “Chance to Make SAS-L History” is the longest-running thread on the SAS-L listserv.
Michael has been a keynote speaker at WUSS, SCSUG, PharmaSUG, and a Featured Lunchtime Speaker at SAS Global Forum. He has taught SAS classes at SUGI, SAS Global Forum, and at American University in Washington, DC. Michael has written four books published by SAS Press:
• Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment, 1995
• Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, Second Edition, 2003
• The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes, 2006
• How to Become a Top SAS Programmer, 2013
A copy of his first book, Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment, resides in the Smithsonian Institution of American History’s Permanent Research Collection of Information Technology.
Michael is a lifelong gym rat and an avid runner. He has completed 10 marathons including the 2013 and 2014 Boston Marathons, the 2014 Tokyo Marathon, and the 2015 London Marathon. He would have written a longer bio, but he had to run.