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PRSSA 2016 National Conference

Crossroads of Public Relations

Indianapolis | Oct. 21–25 |

Mike Fernandez jay

The Transformation of PR
Saturday, October 7
1:30–2:30 p.m.

Mike Fernandez is U.S. CEO of Burson-Marsteller. Previously, he served as chief communications officer for five large U.S.-based corporations across diverse industries.

During his recent six-year tenure leading global corporate affairs at Cargill, the world’s largest privately held company, Mike was responsible for communications, brand and marketing services, government relations and corporate social responsibility. He served as chief communications officer for Fortune 200 companies: State Farm Insurance, ConAgra Foods, Cigna and US West and held various global marketing and communications roles at Kodak. As the 23-year old press secretary to U.S. Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings, Mike became the youngest U.S. Senate Press Secretary ever and only the second Latino to serve in such a role. 

Mike graduated with a B.A. in Government and M.S. in Accounting from Georgetown University.