Chief Executive Officer
With JMH Group, Mr. McElroy leads a diverse internal team, combined with select teaming partners throughout the country to develop and execute government advocacy programs for clients ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to venture stage entities.
Mr. McElroy has extensive operations experience holding senior management roles in finance, mergers and acquisitions, market analysis, public relations, government affairs, new business development and operations support through his tenure with JMH Group and the Ewing Management Group. Honors include being named as a Top 30 Under 30 in Crain’s Detroit Business publication in 2001.
Previous to the formation of JMH Group, Peter was engaged directly with Key Plastics, LLC, a Key Automotive Group Affiliate and portfolio company with Ewing Management Group in Dallas, Texas. During his tenure, Peter was responsible for developing multiple departments and supporting the combined activities of Key Plastics, Key Safety Systems and Ewing Management Groups various endeavors. The combined operations of the Key Automotive Group represent a $1.7 billion dollar enterprise with 96 global locations.
As Vice President of M&A, Peter led the acquisition process for the North American operations of Key Plastics. He was responsible for initial evaluation, strategic and financial analysis of 17 potential targets, managing the negotiation process and final due diligence on 4 primary corporations through purchase agreement submission.
Working as Vice President Marketing & Public Relations, he created the market analysis and communications department from the ground up. Authoring a strategic communications plan for market analysis, marketing collateral, public relations, advertising and community involvement which evolved into the marketing department scope of work, budget, job descriptions, deliverables and annual marketing plan. He developed a global public relations program that produced substantial media coverage of corporate strategy and capabilities. Maintained an annual 6 to 1 earned media ratio and average weekly placement rate. In this assignment Peter was responsible for all advertising evaluation, planning, production approval and sourcing in print and radio mediums. He further guided the executive training material development and conducted annual media training reviews for all executive team members.
Mr. McElroy further established and maintained a government relations program at the federal, state and local level. He initiated an internal communications plan and built the corporate political action committee to the fifth largest in the automotive sector.