Carmie McCook, Carmie McCook & Associates President
Carmie McCook is a nationally respected, award winning executive communications expert, recognized for helping high-profile professionals become more powerful and credible communicators for any media interview, B2B presentation, or public speaking event.
A former TV reporter, as well as former Corporate Communications Manager and Olympic Communications Manager for UPS, Carmie has relatable real-life experiences and unique insights into today’s communication needs and challenges.
Combining her years of experience in both the newsroom and corporate management, Carmie has taught thousands of executives, company spokespersons, and other prominent individuals how to confidently handle interviews with virtually every U.S. and international media outlet, such as ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, BBC, NPR, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Times of London, Le Monde, Al Jazeera, Business Week, Washington Post, and numerous trade and business publications.
Her keen talent as a public speaking coach and presentation trainer is equally appreciated by CEOs and other professionals internationally. She has successfully prepared clients for a broad spectrum of public speaking forums on a vast range of topics. Carmie has been called upon to prepare high-level officials for presentations at many prominent international conferences, including ICANN’s (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) annual conference in Seoul, Korea and the Global Climate Conferences in Copenhagen and Paris. She was also called upon by Samsung to prepare the company’s president for his live broadcast to 150 countries, for the launch of the Galaxy Smartphones.
Her expertise has been featured in interviews with numerous news and business publications, including Washington Post, Slate Magazine, Smart CEO, Atlanta Journal, Atlanta Business Chronicle, and AM New York.
A popular guest speaker, Carmie has addressed audiences at a variety of conferences and educational institutions, including Yale University, Vermont Business Expo, American Society of Association Executives, American Brain Coalition, and The Institute of Politics, Democracy & the Internet.
Based in Washington, D.C., Carmie is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgia State University’s School of Journalism and completed a special advanced studies program at the University of London and the BBC. She serves on the Board of Directors of the British-American Business Association (BABA) and is an active member of BABA’s Energy and Environmental Business Committee. Carmie is a native of Atlanta, Georgia…which explains the southern accent.