Mike Norbut, MSJ, MBA
During his eight plus years with McKinley, Mike Norbut has led a number of successful projects in a variety of areas, including member needs assessments, dues restructuring, pricing, branding, communities of practice, and marketing planning and execution. Leveraging his experience as a consultant, Mike is now setting the strategic direction for McKinley’s new business. His creative thinking, excellent listening skills and belief that no two situations or associations are alike enable him to help clients envision their goals and outcomes of a successful project, and then develop the steps that will achieve that vision.
Mike began his career in journalism working for community newspapers in the Chicago area before becoming a business reporter for American Medical News (former weekly newspaper of the American Medical Association). This was his entrée into the association consulting world. Mike interviewed a lot of consultants and decided he wanted to be one as well. So he earned his MBA, moved to a health care consulting firm, and later found McKinley.
Outside of McKinley, Mike is a member of the Association Forum of Chicagoland, where he is a past chair of its Editorial Working Group. In his spare time, Mike enjoys golf, running, coaching his daughters’ (ages 10 and 8) soccer and softball teams, and using power tools to build or fix something in his house. He also bleeds Notre Dame blue and gold, and loves his Chicago teams (Bears, Blackhawks and White Sox, mostly). His favorite story is he met his wife during a Chicago Cubs baseball game at Wrigley Field — and he’s a White Sox fan!
Mike holds a BA in English from the University of Notre Dame, a Master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and an MBA from Northern Illinois University.