Adjunct Professorial Lecturer
Department of Government
As director of executive communications at SKDKnickerbocker, Stephen Krupin helps CEOs, elected officials, candidates and advocates tell their stories. He works with leaders to craft the right messages for the right audiences and to neutralize and navigate crises.
Before launching SKDK’s Executive Communications practice, Stephen served as chief speechwriter to Secretary of State John Kerry, director of speechwriting on President Obama’s re-election campaign, and chief speechwriter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. His work has appeared in publications including Vital Speeches of the Day.
Stephen previously served as Leader Reid’s press secretary, a Florida press secretary on President Obama’s 2008 campaign, and as a writer, spokesman and strategist at the public affairs firm APCO Worldwide. He began his career as a journalist in Washington, D.C., and Chicago.
Stephen also teaches political speechwriting to graduate and undergraduate students at American University. He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, earned a master’s degree from the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University and is a Fellow at the Truman National Security Project. Stephen and his dad have been to all 30 Major League ballparks.
M.A., The George Washington University
B.S.J., Northwestern University
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