Mike brings to MPS a long track record as a successful senior communications executive who has worked with major corporations, non-profits, labor unions and community organizations throughout the world.

Mike produced or executive produced more than fifty commercials, documentaries, industrial and training films. With
J. Walter Thompson he developed the first nationwide television commercials for an international labor union, created a series of nationwide ads to depict the plight of underpaid sanitation workers in Atlanta that resulted in a settlement negotiated by UN Ambassador Andrew Young, and executive produced I Am A Man, a 10th anniversary tribute to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King that ran nationwide on public television stations.

He has been active in Democratic politics serving as advisor, consultant, press secretary and/or commercial producer on numerous campaigns. He also served as Special Media Consultant on the
Jimmy Carter Inaugural Committee and produced numerous commercials on public policy issues.

Mike was a pioneer in AIDS education, convincing a major international advertising agency to represent the cause. He and his staff developed the first
U.S. AIDS Information Campaign and with his California staff, developed and implemented the California AIDS Information Campaign.

In addition, Mike has created programs for such clients as
AT&T, the United Nations, Philip Morris, the California Department of Health Services, the Equitable Life Assurance Society, MCI, International Paper, Mitsui, the American Nurses Association, G.D. Searle.

He founded and was Chairman of
Ogilvy & Mather Public Affairs, Washington, D.C., and served as Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations/West with offices in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Most recently Dowling headed communications for Kaiser Permanente’s
Labor Management Partnership where he developed the strategy and organization for Kaiser and its more than twenty-seven unions to provide two-way communications with more than 90,000 frontline workers and physicians.

Mike served on the United Nations Media Liaison staff at the
U.N. Conference on Environment and Development at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, representing the Coca-Cola Company. He has traveled extensively throughout Central and South America, Europe and Africa, spending time in Tunisia, Egypt, Tanzania and Zimbabwe and living in Kenya.