Michael Loo has been selected as chief financial officer of Lutheran Social Services of the South (LSS), a 132-year-old nonprofit organization serving more than 45,000 children, elderly, and poor in Texas and Louisiana annually.
Michael Loo has more than 25 years of non-profit and for profit experience, 18 in higher executive management positions. Before joining LSS, Loo was executive vice president and CFO for Sopogy, Inc., a technology provider in the solar power sector. From 2003 to 2010 he served as vice president of Finance and Administration at Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate, the largest private landholder and private school system in the State of Hawaii. Prior to his employment with Kamehameha Schools, Loo was vice president/controller/treasurer for Hawaiian Airlines for seven years, and a senior manager with KPMG LLP prior to that time.
“Michael Loo’s extensive background in strategy development, financial analysis, and organizational planning mesh perfectly with the requirements of our agency, as we develop our vision for the future of LSS,” said Dr. Kurt Senske, chief executive officer of LSS.
Loo has historically been very active in his community having served on the boards of Hawaii’s Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boys & Girls Club, and the Better Business Bureau.
Lutheran Social Services is a multi-faceted agency, the largest provider of children’s residential care in Texas. LSS programs include Foster In Texas (FIT), Lutheran Adoption Services of Texas (LAST), three children’s residential facilities in Texas, plus senior retirement communities, disaster response, and emergency assistance.