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J. Michael Neumeier, Jr,. APR

Principal and Co-founder, Arketi Group



Mike Neumeier, APR, principal of Arketi Group, has more than 20 years of proven experience in public relations, marketing and analyst relations. A specialist in counseling clients on the best means to effectively convey business messages to market and media influencers, Mike has built an enviable record of creating and delivering plans that result in building the bottom line. This record earned him a coveted spot on the PR News 2003 15-to-Watch list. The agency e co-founded, Arketi Group, is consistently recognized by Chief Marketer magazine as one of the nation’s “B2B Top Shops.” Mike also was named the PRSA 2013 Technology PR Professional of the Year.

Previously Mike served as director of media and analyst relations for Interland (now Web.com), a web hosting and online services provider for small businesses. Mike has also served as a PR and marketing executive for two large independent marketing and PR agencies, as the director of news services for Mercer University, and as a writer at the University of Florida’s Health Science Center. Mike has earned the distinction Accredited in Public Relations and more than 90 industry awards, including a PRSA Bronze Anvil for architecting a demand-creation program resulting in a $13 million increase in sales. He was inducted into the National PRSSA Hall of Fame in 2010.

Mike is a past chair of PRSA’s Counselors Academy, past president for the GA|PRSA chapter (the second largest PRSA chapter in the nation), serves on the Technology Executives Roundtable Board of Directors, a board member of Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Board of Directors, a founding member of the Atlanta PR Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, a member of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta Executive Committee, past chair of the University of Florida’s Public Relations Advisory Board, served as a founding member of the National Advisory Board for Kennesaw State University’s Department of Communication, a member of the HealthMPowers Board and has served on numerous national Public Relations Society of America committees. Mike has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in Public Relations and also did post-graduate work in PR at UF.


Education

B.S. public relations, University of Florida