Michael Kinane

Michael Kinane portrait
Vice President for Communications & University Relations
Campus Center

Michael Kinane has been a member of the SUNY Old Westbury team since 2000 and currently manages all communications and government relations activities of the University. He served as the chief media relations officer since his appointment in 2000, led all marketing efforts for the campus from 2000-2023, and from 2005-2017 held additional responsibility for fundraising activities as Executive Director of the Old Westbury College Foundation, Inc. Prior to joining SUNY Old Westbury, Kinane had been a vice president/senior account manager with Epoch 5 Public Relations, among the leading public relations firms on Long Island. Kinane’s career also includes serving as Press Information Coordinator for The Culinary Institute of America and as a news reporter and anchor for three radio stations serving New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley.

Kinane maintains an active role in professional and business organizations, including serving as president for the Advancement for Commerce, Industry and Technology and as an active member of Public Relations Society of America, International Association of Business Communicators, Society of Professional Journalists and Public Relations Professionals of Long Island.

  • M.A., Integrated Marketing - Marist College
  • B.A., Communications - Marist College
Certifications & Licenses
  • State University of New York Executive Leadership Academy Graduate - 2015