Mike is a managing director at SKDK and has spent 20 years working in communications, politics, and campaign management. He is a national public affairs leader, specializing in crisis communications, war room operations, and campaign management for large-scale public affairs campaigns, philanthropic organizations, and fortune 500 companies.
Previously, he served as U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s New York communications director and worked for more than a dozen campaigns for public office, including NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and Senator Schumer.
Mike has managed some of the most intensive communications campaigns in the country, including the removal of four confederate monuments in the City of New Orleans on behalf of Mayor Mitch Landrieu; executing the weeks-long international commemoration of Hurricane Katrina in 2015; the launch of the Anthony Bourdain documentary Wasted, and managing communications for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
At SKDK, Mike spearheaded the formation of the firm’s Foundations and Philanthropy practice division, where he has managed communications programs for The Rockefeller Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Democracy Fund, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the NoVo Foundation.
He’s a frequent analyst on MSNBC, CNN, Fox, and NY1.