Mike Paul

I started working in politics while in college as an intern for the New York State Legislature and then switched to a career in public relations consulting, specializing in crisis public relations and reputation management consulting.

I am also a national talking head/TV news commentator regarding reputations in crisis seen weekly on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, ESPN, CNBC, BBC, TruTV and others. I am known in the business as “the Reputation Doctor.” A nickname given to me many years ago by a client.  I have been in the business now 20 years and 15 at my own firm.

Here is my career capsule:
  • Intern, New York State Assemblyman Vincent Leibell (3 months)
  • Legislative Aide, New York State Senator Nicholas Spano (6 months)
  • Legislative Aide, U.S. Senator Alfonse M. D’Amato (1 year)
  • Deputy Research Director, Friends of Senator D’Amato ’92 Campaign (1 1/2 years)
  • Senior Associate (Aviator Management Training Program), Burson-Marsteller (1 1/2 years)
  • Vice President and Senior Counselor of Public Affairs, Hill & Knowlton (1 1/2 years)
  • Global Managing Director of Business Strategy, Marketing and Communications, MCI Systemhouse (1 year)
  • Founder, President and Senior Counselor, MGP & Associates PR (15 years)
  • Executive Vice President of Marketing, Advertising and Communications, New York City Economic Development Corporation (Mayor Rudolph Giuliani) (1 year leave of absence from my firm 1998 – 1999)
  • Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, Publicis Media. (Nov. 2016-present)
  • The Seminar (formerly PR Seminar)
  • Arthur W. Page Society
  • PRSA
  • Who’s Who in America
  • PR News
  • Libby Ross Breast Cancer Foundation
  • National Sports Marketing Association

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