Global Practice Leader, Executive Communications
At W2O, Mike works with many C-suite clients on corporate and media strategy, reputation management, positioning, messaging, presentation and media coaching, regulatory consulting, as well as crisis and issues planning and management. Mike also regularly serves as a presenter, moderator, interviewer and MC for corporate and industry events.
Before joining W2O Group via the firm’s recent acquisition of Pure Communications, where he served in a similar role, Huckman was an SVP at Publicis Groupe. Prior to that, he spent nearly 10 years at business cable network CNBC where he reported on the financial markets and economy as well as establishing a specialty in coverage of the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device sectors. He earned a reputation as a go-to journalist on breaking stories in the life sciences and for scoring dozens of exclusive interviews with CEOs and key opinion leaders. Before arriving at CNBC, Mike was a local TV news reporter for nearly 18 years.
Mike’s work has spanned dozens of companies primarily within the healthcare sector, from large-cap pharmaceutical to start-up companies, including but not limited to: United Technologies, P&G, Neiman Marcus, UL, Sanofi and Roche/Genentech.
In his previous 27-year TV-reporting career, Mike won many awards, including three Emmys, one of them for business and financial reporting. Mike is a proud graduate of the University of Southern California where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. He is based in W2O Group’s new Wilmington, NC office.