Hilary B. Rosen is a well-known Washington, DC strategist who effectively navigates the intersection of communications, media, and politics. Rosen joined SKDKnickerbocker in 2010 and specializes in the firm’s strategic communications and public relations practice.
Prior to joining SKDKnickerbocker, Rosen was the Managing Director of Brunswick Group’s Washington, DC office. Rosen is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the trade group representing the U.S. sound recording industry, where she served for 17 years before retiring in June 2003. Her experience in political communications and leading high profile issue campaigns has made Rosen a proven expert in shaping the public debate. From Fortune 500 companies to national non-profit organizations, from elected officials to the newsroom, Rosen is one of the most sought after advisors in Washington, DC.
In today’s ever-changing media environment, Rosen understands the impact of online communications. She has consulted for social networks, media outlets, technology companies, and entertainment sites. Rosen was formerly a Political Director for the Huffington Post and an on-air commentator for CNBC and MSNBC. She is currently an on-air political contributor at CNN.
Rosen was profiled in Pennsylvania Avenue, Profiles in Backroom Power by John Harwood and Gerald Seib. In addition, her articles on business, politics, and media appear on CNN.com, The Huffingtonpost.com, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Wired Magazine, Billboard, and Variety.
Her name has appeared regularly on influential year-end power lists including Entertainment Weekly’s “Annual Power List,” The Hollywood Reporter’s “Power 50 Women,” and National Journal’s “Washington’s Powerful Insiders.” She was named as one of “10 Ladies who Launch Entertainment Trends” by the New York Post. Earlier in her career, Rosen worked for New Jersey Governor Brendan Byrne and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).