Hilary Rosen

Managing Director at SKDKnickerbocker LLC

Hilary Rosen

Hilary Rosen

Managing Director at SKDKnickerbocker LLC


Hilary Rosen is a well-known Washington DC strategist who navigates the intersection of communications, media and politics. She is currently an on-air CNN political analyst and a Managing Director of SKDKnickerbocker, the 2016 Holmes Report Public Affairs Agency of the year. She has been an opinion leader for progressives and the Democratic party during the Presidential elections of 2008, 2012 and 2016.

Hilary is the former chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the leading trade association of America’s music industry and served that organization from 1987 to 2003. She left RIAA and helped to start the D.C. bureau of the Huffingpost.com where she served as Political Director and Editor-at-Large for two years. She also consulted for several tech and media companies expanding into online entertainment such as Facebook, Showtime Networks, MTV Television and Apple Computer. Prior to CNN, she was a political commentator at MSNBC.

She is a sought after advisor to Democratic candidates and has assisted multiple political campaigns. Earlier in her career she worked on Capitol Hill for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne. Throughout her career, Hilary has regularly been featured on variety of “power” lists, 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 Women and OUT Magazine’s OUT 100. Hilary’s ability to lead issue campaigns in Washington led to a profile in the book “Pennsylvania Avenue: Profiles in Backroom Power” by noted Wall Street Journal and NY Times reporters Gerald Seib and John Harwood.

Hilary is a founder of Rock the Vote, the organization which mobilizes young people to make their voice hear in the political process. She is also the founder of Business Forward, a progressive chamber of commerce in Washington, DC of Fortune 100 companies and small businesses. She currently serves on several other nonprofit boards including the Center for American Progress Action Fund and LPAC. Hilary lives in Washington DC with her teenage twins.

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Chief Executive Officer at The Creative Coalition

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President & Director at The Creative Coalition

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Senior Vice President, Healthy California at California Endowment

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Trustee at Seiu Health Care Access Trust

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Professor at Georgetown University - McCourt School of Public Policy

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Founding Partner at Collins Johnson Group

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President at Wyss Foundation

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Founder at Cool Globes, Inc.

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Founder at Center for American Progress

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Founder at Catalist LLC

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Hilary Rosen
Managing Director at SKDKnickerbocker LLC
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Managing Director

SKDKnickerbocker provides public relations and communications services. It provides strategic advice, public relations, crisis communications, advertising, direct mail, and research to national and international companies, advocacy organizations, associations, leading non-profit organizations. The company was founded by Bill Knapp in 1993 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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The Creative Coalition is a nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Former President of United States

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Founded in 2016, The Wing is a growing community of women across the country and globe, gathering together to work, connect, and thrive.

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2005 Milken Institute Global Conference

The 2005 Milken Institute Global Conference brings together some of the most extraordinary people in the world - from entrepreneurs and executives to philanthropists, scientists and Nobel laureates. Together they explore solutions to today's most pressing social, political and economic challenges.

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Hilary Rosen is affiliated with SKDKnickerbocker LLC, The Creative Coalition

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