Corporate communicator, former journalist becomes VP at public affairs, crisis firm


CHICAGO (April 14, 2016)— Corporate Communications executive and former journalist Jennifer McGuffin has joined Chicago public affairs and communications strategy firm Culloton Strategies, LLC.

McGuffin will provide strategic advice to Culloton clients as a Vice President.  The firm specializes in developing and leading communications strategies for issue and crisis management, directing grassroots campaigns as well as providing media relations expertise to corporations, law firms and other organizations.

“Jennifer is a tremendous addition to our firm and to our clients,” said Dennis Culloton, President and CEO. “She has provided top flight advice to the chairman of the board, CEO and top executives of a leading global company. She garnered her expertise interviewing top business executives, politicians, athletes and other newsmakers in her nearly two decades as a professional journalist in print and broadcast, both in Chicago and at a network level. She knows how to enhance and protect reputations in the public eye.”

McGuffin’s most recent position was as Vice President, Director of Corporate Communications for Naperville-based Calamos Investments, where her role incorporated media relations, investor relations, internal communications, community relations, charitable giving and corporate special events. Previously she worked as an on-camera reporter for the NBC Network’s News Channel division in the Chicago bureau, at Fox News Chicago as an on-camera reporter, broadcast producer and writer, and as editor of a high-end lifestyle magazine.  She began her career at the Northern Trust Company in its Private Banking group, serving lawyers, law firms, and high net worth individuals. McGuffin holds a master’s degree with honors in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and a bachelor’s degree with high honors in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

About Culloton Strategies:  Culloton Strategies is a Chicago-based public relations firm specializing in public affairs, media relations, and crisis and litigation communications. We develop strategic campaigns to overcome the issues, crises and challenges confronting executives and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries. Our team of veteran communicators and strategists create campaigns to help our clients keep pace with today’s multimedia world. We have guided our clients through stories, features and hard-hitting reports. Our campaigns win the support of voters, decision-makers, and consumers. We have deep experience navigating clients through crises—operational, financial, self-inflicted or acts of nature. We help our clients communicate with the public and decision-makers at a local, state or national level. Our work is regularly featured in leading media outlets for news, business and sports. The media platforms and technologies may change, but the need for focused, compelling messages and strategy remains paramount.  Meeting this critical need is our greatest strength and our commitment to our clients.

For more information please visit www.cullotonstrategies.com or call 312.228.4800.

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