Mike McNamee brings decades of experience in successfully communicating about complex Washington policy issues to solve clients’ communications challenges. As chief communications officer for a global financial trade association, he shaped strategies and messaging to achieve crucial policy goals for investment funds and their investors. He developed his deep understanding of Washington’s ways during more than two decades as an award-winning journalist. As a writer and communicator, Mike makes the complex simple and the complicated convincing.
For a dozen years, Mike was Chief Public Communications Officer for the Investment Company Institute (ICI), the global trade association for regulated investment funds. He led all forms of communications as ICI expanded its global footprint to serve members and address policy concerns on six continents. As the head of communications, he led a team of 20 professions in media relations, editorial and policy writing, digital communications, and design. Mike shaped messaging and materials, working closely alongside economists, lawyers, and government affairs professionals to translate, sharpen, and deliver key messages to advance policy goals. Mike brought his strong writing skills to bear to develop all types of content—speeches, op-eds, blog posts, talking points, and advocacy and educational materials—for the CEO and senior management. Mike also developed and managed stakeholder coalitions for public affairs campaigns.
Mike gained deep experience in financial and other policy issues as an award-winning journalist, primarily at the Washington bureau of BusinessWeek magazine. An award-winning reporter, editor, and manager, he wrote and directed coverage of financial regulation, personal finance, retirement policy, tax policy, health policy, and domestic and international economics.
Mike provides skilled and insightful message development, writing, and editing to achieve communication and advocacy goals in complex situations.