Mike McKenna is the President of MWR Strategies. Prior to this, he worked in senior positions in a variety of opinion research and communications companies.
Mike has an extensive academic and professional background in public opinion research and communications. In addition to his work with MWR Strategies, he has worked with Andres McKenna Research, Vox Populi Communications, and the Luntz Research Companies. He has consulted a wide variety of political and corporate clients with respect to government relations, opinion research, marketing, message development and communications strategies.
Mike has also worked as the Director of Policy and External Affairs for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and served as an external relations specialist at both the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Transportation
Mr. McKenna’s work has been published in a host of publications including: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Investors Business Daily, National Review, Policy Review, Regulation, The Washington Times, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Virginian Pilot-Ledger Star, and State Legislatures. His work has also appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and C-SPAN.
Mr. McKenna received a B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania , as well as a Masters in Public Administration from George Mason University. He has completed work towards a Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Mason University, and is a Fellow in the Institute for Public Policy Studies at the University of Denver. He is currently a Fellow at the Dole Institute at the University of Kansas.