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Hilary Rosen


Hilary B. Rosen is a well-known strategist who navigates the intersection of communications, media and politics. She brings a wealth of experience to clients needing high-octane assistance in a variety of public affairs challenges such as creating and executing large-scale campaigns, publicity and reputation management, and crisis communications.

As the former chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, she understands the importance of PR from the client side. As the former political director and editor-at-large of and current on-air contributor at CNN, and a Sunday show regular, she navigates the media from the perspective of a thought leader.  Hilary appreciates the power public opinion has over political discourse, an appreciation she also gained from her experience working for Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and New Jersey Governor Brendan Byrne.

Throughout her career, Hilary has regularly been featured on power lists in a variety of sectors, including The New York Post’s Ladies Who Launch Entertainment Trends, Entertainment Weekly’s Annual Power List, The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 50 Women, and The Washington Post’s Power 20. She is the founder of Business Forward and Rock the Vote and currently serves on several nonprofit boards including the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

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