Jack Modzelewski spent most of his 35-year agency career in executive and leadership positions before retiring to concentrate on consulting, writing a business book, and service to not-for-profit organizations. He was with FleishmanHillard, where he was president of the Americas, president of Europe, Middle East and Africa, global president of business development and partnerships, and held other leadership positions during his nearly 27-year career there. He has significant experience working on communications programs for a wide spectrum of clients, including AT&T, McDonald’s, General Motors, Abbott, Caterpillar, BP, Baxter, and J.P. Morgan Chase.
Jack also has considerable experience in all facets of corporate affairs: external and internal communications, mergers and organizational restructurings, crisis prevention and intervention, issues and risk management, and strategic stakeholder engagement. He has assisted clients in more than 25 crisis situations. He began his career as a journalist covering government and general news and hosted a public affairs radio program.
He has attended five World Economic Forums in Davos, Switzerland. He is vice chairman of the board of trustees of the Better Government Association and serves Northwestern University on its We Will capital campaign and on the board of advisors of the Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing. In 2015 he was inducted into the Medill Hall of Achievement.