Mike grew up in Berryville, Arkansas, and attended college at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. After college, he joined the Naval Reserve and served as a Hospital Corpsman.
Since moving to St. Charles County in 1992, Mike has become an active member of the community and has served in many leadership roles with organizations like the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce, the Barnes Jewish St. Peters/Progress West Hospital Foundation Board and the St. Charles County Businessmen's Prayer Breakfast Board. He served as Past President of the St. Charles Noonday Rotary Club and currently serves as the Assistant Governor of five Rotary clubs in St. Charles County. Mike also emcees for a variety of fundraisers and community events, including the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast.
For the past 30 years, Mike has worked in the communications industry, for both radio and television companies, as an on-air personality, creative services director, and currently as an Account Executive for Charter Media. Mike also has an active voiceover business and is heard daily on radio and TV stations across the area. He was twice named as the Best Male Voice in St. Louis by the Marconi Radio Awards.
Mike Elam was appointed in April 2013 to serve District 3 on the St. Charles County Council. The seat was vacated by Nancy Matheny, who stepped down in March 2013. He ran successfully in the subsequent election in 2014 to continue serving District 3.
A resident of Dardenne Prairie, Mike has been married to his wife Jennifer since 1991 and they have three children – Jon, Josh and Megan.