Director of Public Relations, Kiawah Partners
Mike leads all public relations efforts for Kiawah Partners, a luxury residential real estate developer based in Charleston, South Carolina, whose properties include Kiawah Island, South Carolina, The Lodge at Doonbeg, County Clare Ireland and Christophe Harbour, St. Kitts. In this role, Mike serves as the company spokesperson, directs all international and national media relations, develops strategic public relations campaigns, prepares executive written communication and manages third-party consultants.
Prior to serving Kiawah Partners, Mike worked for Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide in Washington, D.C. During his tenure, he developed and executed strategic communication plans, national media relations campaigns, client interviews, industry tradeshows and on-site media events for clients that included DuPont, Jones New York, Biotechnology Industry Association, American Chemistry Council and Graduate Management Admission Council.
From 2003 to 2005, Mike was an account executive at The Martin Agency in Richmond, Virginia where he was responsible for national media relations across a number of consumer goods companies and higher education universities. In this role, he supported senior executive team members with client research, new business proposals and special event planning.
Mike earned his bachelor of arts in Mass Communication from Virginia Wesleyan College where he served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper and was a member of the Society of Collegiate Journalists.