Mike Hurd, M.S.

Instructor of Nonprofit Leadership Studies Nonprofit Leadership Studies

Office: Conway 322


Overview:  Mike teaches Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations for the Nonprofit Leadership Studies program. A former journalist, Mike has served as marketing officer for several of Kansas City’s most respected nonprofit organizations over his 22-year career, including Children’s Mercy Hospital, the Kansas City Zoo, Rockhurst University and, today, the Downtown Council of Kansas City. His scope of Downtown Council responsibilities expanded in 2015, when Mike also became the chief marketing officer for the nonprofit Launch KC global grants competition for tech entrepreneurs.

Education / Professional Certifications
MS, Journalism and Management, Kansas State University
BS, Journalism and Mass Communications, Kansas State University

Boards / Committees
Techweek Kansas City Executive Advisory Board (2015)
KC Streetcar Marketing Committee (2014-present)
MLB All Star Game Host Committee (2012)
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Grand Opening Committee (2011)
Crossroads Community Association Marketing Committee (2010-2014)
River Market Community Association Board of Directors (2008-2012)