Stephen Krupin


Managing Director & Co-Head of Executive Communications
Washington, D.C.

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Stephen Krupin has served as a top communications advisor to the President of the United States, U.S. Secretary of State, and U.S. Senate Majority Leader, and has written for and coached the heads of iconic brands and philanthropies, winners of the Nobel Prize and Grammy Awards, and everyday people advocating for important causes.

Stephen served in the White House as a senior speechwriter to President Barack Obama, director of speechwriting on Obama’s re-election campaign, chief speechwriter to Secretary John Kerry and chief speechwriter to Senator Harry Reid, for whom he was also an on-record spokesman. He worked in the press and writing operations on the 2008 Obama campaign and at three Democratic National Conventions.

In these roles, Stephen has helped leaders frame the fights of our time from both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue and at the United Nations, in communities across the country and in capitals around the world, as well as before large audiences on “60 Minutes,” the TED Talk stage, and the New York Times opinion page.

As the head of the executive communications practice he launched at SKDK, Stephen partners with C-suite executives, elected officials, and nonprofit leaders to help them achieve their strategic objectives through research-driven message development, keynote speeches, interview preparation, media relations, crisis communications, and advertising. Stephen also teaches the graduate-level speechwriting course at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

In addition to his extensive ghostwriting experience, Stephen’s own bylined commentary has been published in outlets including The Washington Post, New York Magazine and Sports Illustrated; he has appeared on HBO, CNN, NPR, and the BBC; and he speaks frequently at communications conferences around the globe.