Mike McCurry

Mike McCurry

Former White House and State Department Spokesman

Mike McCurry is currently CEO of Grassroots.com and a member of its board of directors. McCurry was previously on its board of advisors, where he played a strategic role in the development of the organization.

McCurry served in the White House as press secretary to President Bill Clinton from 1995 to 1998. Prior to joining the White House staff, McCurry distinguished himself in numerous high-profile positions. He served as spokesman for the Department of State from 1993 to1995, where he earned accolades as chief spokesman for then Secretary of State Warren Christopher.

Prior to his government service, McCurry held a variety of communications and press relations jobs in national politics and on Capitol Hill. From 1988 to 1990, McCurry served as director of communications for the Democratic National Committee. He was national press secretary for the 1988 vice presidential campaign of Senator Lloyd M. Bentsen. He served as spokesman and political strategist in the Democratic presidential campaigns of Senator John Glenn, Governor Bruce Babbitt and Senator Bob Kerrey in 1984, 1988, and 1992 respectively.

McCurry began his political career on the staff of the United States Senate, working from 1976 to 1981 as press secretary to the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources and to the Committee's chairman, Senator Harrison A. Williams, Jr. From 1981 to 1983, he served as press secretary to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

McCurry remains a principal of Public Strategies, a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs and strategic communications consulting firm where he has practiced since leaving the White House. McCurry also serves on boards or advisory councils for Share Our Strength, the Center for International Private Enterprise, the Council for Excellence in Government, the Junior Statesmen Foundation, and the Wesley Theological Seminary.

McCurry received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University in 1976 and a Master of Arts degree from Georgetown University in 1985. He and his wife, Debra, live with their three children in Kensington, Maryland.