Media Relations Specialist
Mike Marando joined the Randle team in 2015 with more than 30 years experience in communications, public affairs and media relations. Marando previously served as a Randle Communications consultant, providing executive writing and media outreach on behalf of various agency clients.
Marando provides executive writing and communications expertise to the California Association of REALTORS®, California Hospital Association, California Earthquake Authority and Golden State Water Company.
Prior to joining Randle, Marando served as Deputy Director of Communications for the California Department of Motor Vehicles and previously held senior communications positions at the Office of Traffic Safety and California Trade and Commerce Agency.
A native of Rock Island, Ill., Marando is a former sports writer for The Sacramento Union and Sacramento Suburban Newspapers, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from California State University, Sacramento. He is a past president of the California State Information Officers Council, a member of the Cordova High School Hall of Fame Advisory Committee, and sits on the Finance Committee for Asian Community Services.
When not in the office, Marando can be found at Raley Field during baseball season where he serves as the public address announcer for the Sacramento River Cats. He and his wife Donna and their dog Betsey live in Sacramento.