Jill Zuckman

Jill Zuckman works with many of the country’s best-known corporations, managing complex issue campaigns as well as reputational challenges involving tech companies, cybersecurity breaches, crises, and other high-profile matters. 

Jill’s understanding of the media is based on personal experience. She worked as a national political correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and The Boston Globe for over two decades. She is a recipient of the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress and the New Hampshire Primary Award. 

Jill has worked extensively with families of Americans held hostage or unjustly imprisoned abroad. She led the successful communications campaign to free Alan Gross, an American imprisoned in Cuba for over five years, and has assisted families with loved ones detained in Syria, Iran, Venezuela, and Japan. 

For that and other work, Jill was named by PR News as one of the “Top Women in PR,” and she received the Holmes Report’s SABRE Award for PR Agency Citizenship. 

Before joining SKDK, she served as assistant to the secretary and director of public affairs for Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood at the beginning of the Obama administration. 

Jill serves on the board of directors of Sasha Bruce Youthwork, which is dedicated to building young people’s life skills to help them avoid homelessness. She is a past board member of the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes.