Mike Morey is a managing director at SKDK, who has spent close to 20 years working in communications, politics and campaign management. He specializes in crisis communications, war room operations and campaign management for large-scale public affairs campaigns, philanthropic organizations and fortune 500 companies.
Prior to joining SKDK, Mike served as now-U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s New York communications director and worked for more than a dozen campaigns for public office, including New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Senator Chuck Schumer.
At SKDK, Mike has managed some of the most intensive communications campaigns in the country, including the award-winning commemoration of Hurricane Katrina in 2015; the launch of The Rockefeller Foundation-funded Anthony Bourdain documentary, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste; and the United States Conference of Mayor’s Agenda for the Future.
Mike has deep experience in the philanthropic space where has has managed the communications program for The Rockefeller Foundation’s resilience portfolio and the launch of the Foundation’s groundbreaking Hamilton: An American Musical education program for Title I schools. Working for the NoVo Foundation, Mike managed the communications roll out of the foundation’s $90 million Girls and Young Women of Color initiative and he leads a team at SKDK that provides communication capacity support for a cohort of grantees in the democracy building space for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Democracy Fund. Additionally, Mike works on behalf of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s arts, humanities and culture programs.
Beyond his communications work, Mike has served as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer on politics and communications at Iona College, Purchase College, NYU, American University, the New School and Columbia University. He’s a frequent analyst on MSNBC, CNN, Fox and NY1’s Inside City Hall.