Stephen Krupin


Managing Director & Director of Executive Communications
Washington, D.C.

Stephen Krupin helps leaders tell the authentic stories they need to tell in order to sell the ideas they want to sell.

He served in the White House as a senior speechwriter to President Obama, as director of speechwriting on Obama’s re-election campaign, and as chief speechwriter to Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He has worked in the writers’ room and media operation at three Democratic National Conventions and served as a Florida press secretary on President Obama’s 2008 campaign. Stephen also teaches speechwriting as an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School.

As the director of SKDKnickerbocker’s Executive Communications practice, Stephen partners with C-suite executives, elected officials and nonprofit leaders to help them achieve their strategic objectives from behind the podium and in front of the camera. He has prepared leaders to inspire audiences on the campaign trail and at commencement ceremonies, promote innovative ideas at the World Economic Forum and South by Southwest, and deliver effective messages on “60 Minutes.” He’s worked with them to frame the fights of our time from the Rose Garden and U.N. Security Council to the Senate floor and the steps of the Supreme Court, and even get a few laughs at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.