February 17, 2021, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), one of the world’s leading public relations agencies, has appointed former Director of Strategic Communications for the House Judiciary Committee, Daniel Schwarz, as Senior Vice President of H+K’s US public affairs practice. The appointment elevates H+K’s expertise in the US political landscape as the firm continues a successful year of accelerated growth in the market.
Schwarz brings an unparalleled depth of experience within the intersection of communications, advocacy and public policy. Working on some of the most sensitive and high stakes issues in recent years, providing communications, messaging, and strategic advice he has led media and communications for the House Judiciary Committee. Prior to his work with the Judiciary Committee, Schwarz handled policy communications around various local, national, and international issues, including freight and public transportation, civil rights and civil liberty protections, and foreign policy.
As a specialist in strategic communications, messaging and media, Schwarz has worked with political, corporate, NGO and philanthropic clients in the United States and abroad for close to a decade. Schwarz’s political background stretches over 20 elections in eight different countries. He has worked with leading international and domestic teams managing paid and earned media campaigns, research and data analytics, rapid response and on-the-ground implementation for political parties and candidates, as well as working with corporate, nonprofit and start-up clients.
The appointment of Schwarz follows a series of important hires to the agency as H+K continues to build momentum in the US. In the past six months, H+K has recruited Bridgette O’Neal to lead US Diversity, Equity + Inclusion, John Quick as SVP, Healthcare and most recently, Rob Ferris as US Head of Energy + Industrials, among many other new team members.
About Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc. is an international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients. H+K has over 80 offices in more than 40 markets, as well as an extensive associate network, delivering award winning campaigns to clients across all sectors and disciplines and with a focus on continued innovation for the industry. Recent innovations include Flight School +, a crisis communications training and simulation tool, Better Impact™, a new approach to citizenship and sustainability consultancy, and H+K Smarter™, a behavioral science unit. Headquartered in New York, the firm is part of WPP, one of the world’s largest communications services groups.