#21 - Carolyn Grisko, President and CEO of Grisko, LLC


An expert in communications strategy and messaging, Carolyn draws on her deep background in government, broadcast journalism and politics to counsel Grisko’s clients on reputation management, crisis communications and building relationships with community, corporate, civic and government leaders. She led communications for Mayor E. Lightfoot’s run-off campaign and served as communications director for her transition team. Carolyn is a Leadership Greater Chicago fellow; a leading member of IPREX, a global network of independently owned communications agencies; and active in Chicago’s civic community.   Before founding Grisko, Carolyn served as deputy press secretary for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, handling daily media contact and managing staff. Carolyn also worked for 10 years as an award-winning political reporter, news director and program host at WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio.

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