Mike Hernandez


Bio

Mike Hernández is a Partner with LSN Communications. He has over 15 years of experience, expertise, and knowledge in the Communications field. His areas of focus are corporate and political messaging, crisis communication management and communications. Mike is also an on-air political analyst for WSCV Telemundo 51, a top-rated South Florida Spanish language news program. Most recently, prior to joining LSN, Mike was the Senior Vice President at Mercury Public Affairs. He led media and public speaking training sessions for corporate executives, public sector leaders, elected officials and candidates for public office throughout the country and served as a Senior Adviser and Communication Consultant for two successful congressional campaigns in South Florida in the 2018 election cycle.

Prior to his position at Mercury Public Affairs, he served as the Director of Communications for Miami-Dade County and as the official spokesman for Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. He managed crises communication efforts related to the outbreak of the Zika virus in the cities of Miami and Miami Beach; a controversial change to the County’s cooperation with Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency; and the preparation, evacuation and recovery efforts for Miami-Dade County related to Hurricane Irma.

Mr. Hernandez is the former President of Florida International University’s Alumni Association Board of Directors and has been a member since 2011. He is a current member of the university's Athletics Finance Corporation and the Cuban Research Institute Community Advisory Board. A veteran of South Florida politics, he has served as a Senior Advisor and Communication Consultant on various campaigns such as Debbie Mucarsel-Powell for Congress, Donna Shalala for Congress, and Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s reelection campaign for Miami-Dade County Mayor.

Mr. Hernandez holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration (2011) and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science (2004) both from Florida International University.