Background

Jennifer McGuffin has more than 25 years of experience and proven results driving media strategy. Her work includes successful national media campaigns for Romanucci & Blandin as a consultant in 2017, when the firm was lead counsel representing victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando and led other efforts to shut down Backpage.com for advertising young victims of sex trafficking, while representing the family of a Chicago teen who died. Since joining the law firm full-time in 2019, Jennifer has managed strategic communications for issues including the Sterigenics environmental emissions case, sexual abuse cases against the Boy Scouts and religious organizations, the class action lawsuit against ComEd following an admission of bribery, and various police misconduct and civil rights cases including the murder of George Floyd. She has more than a decade of experience leading global corporate communications teams at Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE) and Calamos Investments. She also served as Vice President of Culloton + Bauer Luce, an internationally respected crisis communication and PR firm based in Chicago. Jennifer has nearly 20 years of experience as a professional journalist with producing and on-camera reporting roles in Chicago television news and at the network level for NBC’s News Channel division. Additionally, she was the editor of a high-end lifestyle magazine and an adjunct professor of journalism at a private college in the Chicago area. She is the Chairman of the Susan G. Komen Chicago Leadership Council and is a member of the Chicago Metro Advisory Council for the WINGS Program, which provides shelter and life transition programs for victims of domestic violence. She was also recently a board director of the Public Relations Society of America’s Chicago chapter. Jennifer was the recipient of a prestigious Stevie Award for Women in Business in 2020, when she was named Woman of the Year in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and business administration from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

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