RP is thrilled to welcome Michael McGrath as an executive vice president in our Chicago office.
Mike has more than 25 years of experience helping organizations achieve superior performance by designing and executing communication strategies that educate, motivate and inspire key stakeholders. As executive vice president, Mike will oversee several of the firm’s key client relationships and manage teams in a number of areas including media relations, issue advocacy, influencer engagement, executive visibility and corporate social responsibility.
Prior to joining RP, Mike was the president and founder of Stakeholder Strategies Inc., a private communications consulting practice serving a wide range of clients from Fortune 100 multinationals to emerging start-ups. At Stakeholder Strategies Inc., he worked directly with c-suite executives on executive visibility and thought leadership programs. Mike also focused on brand positioning, media relations, issues management, public affairs and employee engagement.
Mike began his career as a reporter for the Daily Herald, followed by positions at the National Council of YMCAs and the American Bar Association. Before founding Stakeholder Strategies, he served as senior vice president with FTI Consulting and vice president at Hill & Knowlton.
Mike graduated from Marquette University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He lives in Glen Ellyn with his wife and three children.
Welcome to the team, Mike!