Director of Business Development, Western PA
Mike Ferko works to connect Ceisler Media with businesses and nonprofits that could benefit from working with the firm. His decades of experience make him a go-to person in the Western Pennsylvania business community.
Mike brings to the table more than 35 years of experience in creating, selling and executing customer-focused marketing campaigns.
He also serves as President of NewIncome LLC, a business development firm. There, he partnered on projects with the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association, the Westmoreland County Airport Authority and more.
Most of Mike’s career was spent in television and radio broadcasting. He was the Manager of New Business Development and Special Projects for CBS Television in Pittsburgh, where he created customized marketing campaigns to help brand and grow client revenue. He specialized in designing innovative campaigns to attract non-traditional TV advertisers and to bring attention and sponsors to medical issues.
Before joining CBS in Pittsburgh, Mike spent 13 years with Gateway Communications in the Harrisburg, PA and Huntington/Charleston, WV markets.
Originally from the Harrisburg area, Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from Temple University, with graduate studies at Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Michael has served on the board and executive committee of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and on a Catholic Schools marketing committee for the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Mike lives in Sewickley, PA with his wife, Sandy. They have two grown sons and two grandchildren.
Mike enjoyed coaching youth soccer, basketball and baseball for many years.
He is a Eucharistic minister and is active in the bereavement ministry at his church, Saints John and Paul in Franklin Park.
Mike and his wife enjoy traveling, and have visited Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Alaska and the Caribbean, among other spots. Their favorite destination was Italy.