Group Director, Technology
Mike Kilroy, who started his career as a newspaper and magazine journalist, transitioned to public relations about 25 years ago, serving as a PR executive with top agencies in Southern California and Silicon Valley. Mike has spent most of his career creating media magic for technology clients, representing companies with the latest innovations. He has led communications programs for venture capital-funded startups as well as top-tier brands such as Epson, Toshiba, Ericsson, Cisco and Ingram Micro. While earlier client innovations ranged from WiFi connectivity to mobile GPS, recent and current global clients span artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of things (IoT) and quantum computing.
Mike earlier played a key role in creating HKA’s impressive technology communications legacy. In 2019, he returned to lead the HKA technology PR team and has been instrumental in building the agency’s global client roster in quantum technology. Mike’s media savviness once again is generating top-tier results for HKA’s technology clients.
Mike, who holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach, has been recognized for his work with three Silver Anvils, the prestigious national award from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and numerous first place PROTOS awards from the local PRSA chapter. He is the author of A Look at Orange County’s Colorful Past, a popular local history book.