Stephen Krupin


Managing Director & Head 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. Stephen also teaches the graduate-level speechwriting course at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

As the head of SKDK’s Executive Communications practice, Stephen partners with CEOs, elected officials, and nonprofit advocates to help them succeed behind the podium and in front of the camera. He has prepared speakers to inspire audiences on the campaign trail and the TED Talk stage, promote innovative ideas at the World Economic Forum and South by Southwest, deliver effective messages on “60 Minutes” and the New York Times op-ed page – and even get a few laughs at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

In addition to his extensive ghostwriting experience, Stephen’s own bylined commentary has been published in outlets including The Washington Post, New York Magazine and Sports Illustrated; he has been featured by HBO, CNN, NPR, and the BBC; and he speaks frequently at communications conferences around the world.