Jay Morakis Founder & CEO
Jay Morakis is a corporate communications specialist helping clients shape their overall communication strategies through public and investor relations programming, public affairs, and crisis management. M Group Strategic Communications was founded by Mr. Morakis in 2004 as a corporate public relations and integrated communications agency. Mr. Morakis subsequently grew the firm’s global footprint and integrated scope of services to include communications programming in 6 countries on 4 continents. In his role as President & CEO, he drives the firm’s strategic direction and is responsible for its integrated approach to corporate communications.
Over his 20 plus year career, Mr. Morakis has serviced a wide variety of Institutions, including, but not limited to, public and private companies, enterprises of all sizes, foreign governments, industry trade associations and NGOs. He has expertise in integrating issues management, thought leadership and cross-border communications with public and investor relation programming.
Prior to founding MGSC, Mr. Morakis served as a team leader at Edelman Public Relations Corporate and Issues Management Practice where he led global corporate communications programs, overseeing media relations, investor relations, speakers bureau campaigns, public affairs initiatives and crisis communications. Prior to working in the Corporate practice, he was part of Edelman’s financial communications group, focusing on institutional programming. Morakis began his career at Burson-Marsteller’s Public Affairs practice in New York, where he worked on crises and issues management campaigns as well as corporate communications for a wide range of U.S. and European companies, as well as international governments.
A graduate of Boston University, Mr. Morakis holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in economics.