Mike Dorfsman

Mike’s career has revolved in and around journalism both as a reporter and corporate media executive. Prior to his retirement in 2018, he was Vice President, Internal Communications (16 years) with J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank. His role included media relations, speech writing, annual reports and covering client events, featuring guest speakers such as Warren Buffett and President Bill Clinton.

Prior to J.P. Morgan, he was Vice President of Communications for The Bond Market Association. In the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks, he kept the press apprised of personnel lost and the impact on the economy. Sadly, he witnessed the remains of the twin towers smoldering as he notified the press that the bond market would be closed indefinitely.

At Standard & Poor’s, Mike was responsible for communicating S&P’s bond rating decisions on corporate and municipal debt to the media. He wrote articles and speeches for S&P’s president and provided media training for analysts internationally. He received the McGraw-Hill Corporate Achievement Award related to media coverage for S&P’s health care analytical team.

For 13 years, he was executive director of the Connecticut Cable Television Association, representing the state’s cable television industry. Before joining the association, he handled media relations and wrote executive speeches at Northeast Utilities, serving most of Connecticut and western Massachusetts.

Early in his career, Mike was a reporter at the Hartford Courant. During his tenure, the oil embargo in 1973 became the main issue in the 1974 Connecticut gubernatorial race. Mike was responsible for covering the issue throughout the campaign.  

After graduation from Northeastern, Mike remained with his co-op employer, the Gloucester Daily Times, covering city hall, state politics and writing features. He left the paper to be the press aide in Washington for U.S. Rep. Michael Harrington (D-Mass.), who ran on an anti-Vietnam war platform. 

He is married, for nearly 20 years, to his wife Beth, a corporate attorney now retired, who was with apparel companies Jones New York and Nine West for most of her career. They have a son, Noah, who will be starting his freshman year at the University of Miami this fall. He has a stepdaughter, Amanda, from a previous marriage who works for a nonprofit that supports individuals who have been victims of domestic abuse; and a son, Daniel, who is teaching English to school children in South Korea.

Mike Dorfsman graduated from Northeastern University in 1970 with a degree in Liberal Arts.