With nearly 15 years of public affairs experience at the federal, state and corporate levels, Mike McKay provides proven experience and strategic advice to clients on public policy, political and regulatory developments in Washington, DC. As the Democratic managing partner in the Washington, DC office of the largest governmental affairs firm in the United States, featuring sixteen offices in ten states and the District of Columbia, Mr. McKay advises some of America’s most recognizable Fortune 500 companies as well as candidates at the state and federal level. Before joining Federal Strategy Group, Mr. McKay served as senior policy advisor and political director to Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-New York) for nearly 10 years, managing a diverse range of issues including transportation, telecommunications, financial services, technology, healthcare and energy. In that role, Mr. McKay served as the primary liaison to the Congressional Black Caucus, the New Democratic Coalition, the Democratic Leadership Council, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. In addition to managing Congressman Meeks’ political team for both his campaign and leadership PAC, Mr. McKay handled congressional affairs for the Kerry-Edwards presidential campaign and was very active on the presidential campaign of Senator Hillary Clinton.
Before joining Congressman Meeks’ staff, Mr. McKay worked for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Aviation Department’s government and community relations office for John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia Airports. Mr. McKay’s duties included promoting the commerce and economic development opportunities of the more than $40 billion aviation industry with the local communities of New York City. Mr. McKay also worked as a consultant for Ketchum Public Relations New York office as a Media Trainer providing guidance to senior corporate executives on communications strategy. Mr. McKay is a political contributor on the Fox News Channel and received his Bachelor of Science degree and Masters in Business Administration degree from Saint John’s University. Mr. McKay is a member of the Corporate Advisory Committee for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and is an active member of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) and Saint John’s University Alumni Association.