Mike Pitkow / Marketing Director

Whoever is happy will make others happy. - Anne Frank

Mike joined Hearts of Hope in 2016 when he created the new website for the foundation. Since then his role has expanded to include virtually all aspects of Hearts of Hope marketing including both digital and print projects.  "The diversity of work and the challenges to grow this Mission of Hope make this one of the most rewarding partnerships in my career. The fact I am surrounded by wonderful people who are so committed and compassionate to helping others is both an inspiration and joy."

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Mike has enjoyed a wide variety of career successes including twelve years as an English and media teacher in a progressive high school open classroom program. He also served as the faculty advisor of the school's newspaper winning prestigious national awards in every year. After leaving education in 1981, Mike created an award winning local public access cable TV channel in Bucks county, PA where he directed local advertising efforts to fund the network.  He then became General Manager of Philadelphia's largest cable TV advertising interconnect for three years before becoming Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for one of the nations largest cigar companies in 1995. While in that position, the company went public and revenue grew from 5 to 45 million dollars annually. In 2007 Mike started his own marketing company, Pitkow Associates, which he operates presently.