IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company has announced the appointment of Mike Scanlan as Director, Public Relations and Communications, IMG Golf North America.
Mike joins IMG following a seven-year stint at the LPGA, where he most recently held the role of Director, Media Communications. Between 2007 and 2013, he travelled to more than 140 LPGA tournaments in 13 countries, organizing media efforts at 15 major championships and three Solheim Cup tournaments.
“We are very pleased to have attracted a professional of Mike’s caliber,” said Clarke Jones, Senior Vice President of IMG and Managing Director, The Americas, IMG Golf, to whom Scanlan will report. “Mike has great skills and a terrific reputation with the golf media and we are confident he will contribute greatly to the continued success of IMG Golf.”
Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in building relationships with key media members, players and tournament personnel. Recently, he orchestrated the media launch of the International Crown, organized global media availability surrounding InbeePark’s major championship run and handled crisis communications situations including significant weather issues at the LPGA’s Bahamas event.
Mike served as a primary contact for Golf Channel production staff and talent at more than 100 LPGA events. He also oversaw the LPGA’s press release schedule and publications and served as a spokesman on behalf of the Tour.
Mike began his career in sports as a graduate assistant in the Buffalo Bills Communications Department during the 2006 NFL season. He graduated from John Carroll University with a B.A. in Communications. Mike and his wife, Julie, and daughter, Caroline, will relocate to Cleveland this fall.