Jack Sterne

Jack is a seasoned public affairs professional who uses his experience working on campaigns and in government, along with his extensive contacts in the New York City and Albany press corps, to help SKDK’s clients respond to crises, secure positive media coverage, and run strategic campaigns.

Prior to joining SKDK, Jack served as Deputy Communications Director for the New York Governor’s Office during the COVID-19 pandemic, where he oversaw a portfolio including the unemployment system, the state’s safe economic reopening, and the vaccine rollout. Previously, Jack worked at Empire State Development, New York’s economic development agency, where he managed press on the successful effort to build a new arena for the New York Islanders at Belmont Park racetrack on Long Island.

Before serving in state government, Jack was Press Secretary on NYS Attorney General Tish James’ campaign, which successfully elected the first woman of color to a statewide office in New York. Prior to that, Jack worked in the state senate and for New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.

Born and raised in Connecticut, Jack is a graduate of New York University, where he studied political science.