Meet Mike

As a political operative, commentator, corporate consultant, analyst, community leader and entrepreneur, Michael Sean Kelley has a passion for all things politics.

Mike in politics…

Like most people in politics, Mike began his career working on campaigns holding a variety of roles from a campaign scheduler to Political Advisor for presidential candidate, Dick Gephardt, in 2004.  Assuming positions of Treasurer of the Missouri Democratic Party, Executive Director of the Missouri Democratic Party, COPE Director of the Missouri AFL-CIO and as a Missouri State Director in the 2008 presidential campaign, Mike has earned his stripes as a seasoned veteran in politics.

Mike as an entrepreneur/consultant…

Mike founded The Kelley Group in 2003, a full-service public affairs and advocacy consulting firm designed to assist corporate clients with political, legislative, regulatory, labor, and media issues.  His clients operate in industries including manufacturing, defense, retail, health care, broadcast, professional sports, and financial institutions.

In 2010, Mike co-founded Show Me Victories, a political communications company that was ranked one of the largest in the state within its first year of operations already winning two of the largest ballot initiatives in Missouri state history.

In 2012, Michael joined Monarch Marketing as a minority owner and board member.  Monarch Marketing is a woman-owned marketing consulting firm, specializing in marketing strategy, brand-development, communications, and public relations.

 Mike as a public commentator…

For over four years Mike has hosted “Hancock & Kelley” on news radio KMOX-The Voice of St. Louis.  Ever increasing in popularity this political crossfire program with long-time nemesis and friend John Hancock sparks discussion and debate with cooperation and respect.

As talk show host Mike has interviewed personalities from the likes of Jack Dorsey, creator of Twitter, to professional tennis legend Andre Agassi, to countless best-selling authors and Washington D.C. power players.

Mike in the community…

Mike Kelley has continually been named one of the most influential people in St. Louis and is active on a variety of boards including the University of Missouri Legislative Advisory Board, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and St. Joseph Health Center.  Michael also participates as an avid fundraiser and contributor to fallen firefighters and police officers via The BackStoppers Inc. 

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