Michaela (Mickey) Sundermann comes to ROKK with nearly seven years of Hill, campaign and agency experience. She’s passionate about using tried and true political communication tools and applying that to clients to reach their goals.
Mickey recently served as the Communications Director to Senator Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) reelection campaign and has extensive communications experience working for both House and Senate Republicans. This includes serving as the committee press secretary for House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-AL), digital director for the office of Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and digital director for Senator Josh Hawley’s election campaign.
She has had clients featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Associated Press and appeared on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” “The Way I Heard It” and C-SPAN. Mickey also has successfully managed the book launches and media tours for two New York Times Best Sellers.
As an Account Director, she oversees the day-to-day management of clients and projects at ROKK. She uses her experience to leverage local and national press coverage, as well as balancing digital and traditional media, to win the day for her clients.
Mickey earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from Iowa State University. Loyal. Forever. True.
WHY MICKEY BELONGS IN THE ROOM
She’s passionate about staying curious.
Mickey is quick to ask questions or mentor a fellow team member. She’s committed to the principle that there are lessons to learn every day and people to serve around the workplace and in our local community.
She’s been in the room where it happens.
Mickey has been in the room where it happens for high-profile politicians on Capitol Hill and the decision room for nationally-watched campaigns. She understands the complexity of legislative battles and can speak to the behind-the-scenes discussions happening on the Hill.
She knows experience is key.
Her experience in political communications, digital media and agency work is invaluable because she can approach all problems with a multi-faceted lens.
GOOD TO KNOW
Dogs. Specifically, her Goldendoodle Flynn Ryder
Mickey’s favorite person in the world is her one-year-old nephew Weston. She became an Aunt for the first time in 2022 while working back home in Iowa and spent eight months within driving distance of her nephew and his parents.