“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die.”

Daniel Burnham

Mike Santoro is the president of Walker Sands, a PR and digital marketing agency that supports Fortune 500 corporations, startups, fast growing technology companies, professional service firms, business associations and nonprofits. The firm is a four time Inc. 5000 honoree as one of America's fastest growing companies and has been a finalist for both PR News and Bulldog Reporter awards for small agency of the year. Mike is also the recipient of a number of awards including recent recognition as one of DMNews 40 Under 40 honorees.

Mike leads a talented, results-driven team known for its reputation for providing comprehensive, integrated marketing and strategic communications counsel that drives real business results. The tech-savvy specialists at Walker Sands are collaborative and dedicated to growing our clients' businesses with flawless execution and a practical approach.

Mike's favorite projects include CompTIA's #MakeTechHerStory (campaign), #ImAnEngineer (microsite), and USB Social Experiment on Cyber Security.

Mike also co-founded the Little Giraffe Foundation in 2011, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to supporting neonatal research and preemie families in the NICU. Since its inception, the foundation has provided more than $30,000 in funding to medical research and NICU support grants, as well as delivered more than 3,500 gift bags with books and toys to NICU preemie families.