Eric Sedler is the Managing Partner at ASGK Public Strategies, a public affairs firm with offices in Chicago and Washington DC. Sedler started the firm in 2002 with former White House advisor David Axelrod. During a career that spans over 20 years, Sedler has worked at the intersection of business, government, communications and public opinion. Sedlers expertise is in creating campaigns that build public and stakeholder support for complex business and policy issues. Sedler has worked on more than 300 corporate and public affairs campaigns in more than 50 jurisdictions at the federal, state and local levels. Sedlers work has included government policy, corporate transactions, reputation management and crisis management. Sedler has worked with clients in a wide range of fields including automotive, defense, education, energy, entertainment, financial services, health care, insurance, international trade, land use, pharmaceuticals, retail, technology and telecommunications. His clients include Fortune 100 corporations, trade associations, organized labor and advocacy organizations. Prior to co-founding ASGK Public Strategies, Sedler worked at AT&T where he managed public relations offices in Chicago, Atlanta and Miami covering a fourteen state region in the central and southeastern United States. Earlier employment included several years at Edelman Public Relations working in the Reputation Management practice where he directed media and public affairs campaigns. At Edelman, Sedler developed and implemented public affairs campaigns in the fields of telecommunications, insurance, health care and professional services. Before entering the field of communications management, Sedler spent nearly a decade working in politics and government. He worked for federal, state and local officials and managed a number of successful state and local political campaigns. Sedler is a frequent guest speaker on communications and issues management. He has lectured at the University of Chicago, Loyola University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Sedler is the recipient of the Silver Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America and the Silver Trumpet Award from the Publicity Club of Chicago. Sedler is a native of Detroit and a graduate of the University of Illinois.
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