January 06, 2015

Doug Michelman

Doug Michelman is senior vice president of corporate communications for Sprint. In this role, he oversees all corporate communications and corporate social responsibility initiatives, including executive and internal communications, external relations, reputation-building efforts, issues management, marketing public relations, social media communications, industry analyst relations, corporate inclusion and diversity programs, and community relations and outreach.
Michelman joined Sprint’s leadership team in December 2014 after serving for 10 years as chief communications officer for Visa, where he oversaw global media relations, public affairs, industry analyst relations and financial and communication strategies. Michelman guided communications for Visa’s IPO and led the development of the organization’s corporate values. He also established Visa’s corporate responsibility and philanthropy programs.
Prior to Visa, Michelman served in various roles at Fleishman Hillard, including regional president and senior partner. In addition to his many years of corporate experience, Michelman’s communications background also includes staff positions for two presidential campaigns. 
Michelman’s career has taken him to several cities, including a four-year stint in Hong Kong, China. 
Michelman is a graduate of Duke University and currently resides in Kansas City.

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