Mike Gross, APR, is President at AKCG – Public Relations Counselors, and he leads the team by providing strategic planning, issues/crisis counseling and building team harmony. Previously, Mike was COO, vice president and account manager at AKCG, respectively.
Prior to returning to the firm in 2014, Mike was senior vice president of a suburban Philadelphia public relations firm, where he led robust integrated communications programs for a variety of clients. Mike was responsible for maintaining client relationships and developing new strategies for each of the firm’s clients. He served clients in the energy, healthcare, hospitality, publishing, and banking industries.
Mike has been instrumental in winning awards from the Philadelphia and New Jersey chapters of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and PRNews in the national NonProfit PR Awards competition and PRSA’s Anvils programs. Moreover, he has led his team to win the “Best in Show” awards in PRSA Philadelphia’s Pepperpots Award program three times and PRSA New Jersey’s Pyramid Award program. Mike is a past president of the Philadelphia chapter of PRSA and former chair of the Mid-Atlantic district, which supports nine PRSA chapters across four states and Washington, D.C. He currently serves as Chair of PRSA’s national Honors and Awards Committee. Mike received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rowan University.
Check out Mike’s PR and strategic planning advice on the #AKCGteam blog here.