Institute of Politics

Matt Gorman | “What Does A Chief Communicator Do, Anyway?”

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  • Location
    5707 S Woodlawn Ave, ,
    Jan 31, 2024
    12:30pm – 1:45pm CST
  • Program Pritzker Fellows Seminars

Pritzker Fellow Matt Gorman on "What Does A Chief Communicator Do, Anyway?" (Current UChicago Students Only) Wednesday, January 31 12:30-1:45 PM What does it mean to wake up each day working toward a message, helping your candidate make news on their terms - all while engaging with the press and madly trying to avoid pitfalls. Is it like The West Wing? Veep? Somewhere in between? In this first seminar, Matt will tell you about his background, what led him to his various roles in Republican politics, how communications has changed over the last decade and why it’s something everyone thinks they’re an expert in, but few people actually are. He’ll be joined by Meredith Kelly, Matt’s former counterpart at the DCCC and Communications Director for Kirsten Gillibrand’s presidential campaign. Special Guest (via Zoom): Meredith Kelly, former DCCC & Gillibrand for President Communications Director Pritzker Fellows seminars are off the record and open to current UChicago students only. Seating in the IOP Living Room is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact Sarah Palmisciano (

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