Mike leads VOX Global’s social change practice, helping major philanthropic foundations, non-profits and state agencies reach and compel their audiences into action. VOX’s work in this space leverages subject matter expertise in education, health equity, responsible technology, conservation science, climate change and more to help organizations engage with policymakers, civic leaders, and citizens to advance their important work.
Mike also co-leads VOX’s crisis practice, helping a diverse base of leading corporations, associations, and non-profits communicate in times of conflict. His crisis experience spans from controversial regulatory matters and onerous legislative threats, to growing labor challenges and complex litigation issues. He builds crisis preparedness and reputation recovery programs for organizations, and he has helped lead organizations through product recalls, work stoppages, executive malfeasance issues and more.
Mike also leads media and presentation training at VOX, helping executives effectively craft and convey their messages to consumers, influencers, key stakeholder groups, elected officials and other important audiences. Mike has delivered hundreds of sessions across the world from professional sports teams and Fortune 100 executives to non-profit organizations and industry associations. Each presentation is tailored to meet the client’s specific needs and objectives.
Mike started his career as a print journalist and went on to serve as an on-camera spokesperson for a Fortune 10 company. His experiences as both a reporter and a spokesperson are vital in helping leaders and organizations communicate in all environments, including in times of crisis.
In 2007, Mike became one of the founding members of VOX Global and opened the agency’s Indianapolis office in 2011. Prior to VOX, Mike was a Partner with FleishmanHillard Chicago and he started his agency career in New York City with Ruder Finn. Mike and his wife live in Indianapolis. Mike serves on the board of BarnRaisers, an organization that helps kids in need around the world.