I'm Jill Alper and I'm a Innovative Problem-Solver & Integrated Media Expert
Jill Alper's Bio:
Jill Alper's Experience:
President at Alper StrategiesFebruary 2017 - Present | Detroit, Michigan
Public affairs and media campaigns for corporate, non-profit, and electoral candidates. Recent firm highlights include: working with Voters Not Politicians to pass a campaign to end gerrymandering - as both a general and paid media consultant for a $17M campaign; serving as moderators for "America in One Room" - a national experiment on deliberative polling bringing together 526 registered voters from all 50 states for a civil discourse on several issues facing the country; and, helping women candidates to run for office in several states.
Partner at Dewey Square GroupJanuary 2001 - February 2017 | Washington, D.C. & Detroit, Michigan
Directed National Campaign, DSG Media and Michigan practices for scores of clients including Hillary Clinton, John Kerry (designed nominating plan and served as electoral strategist), Jennifer Granholm (strategist in 2002 & 2006), consultant to the DGA, numerous candidates and several non-profits and corporations, working with candidates and ticket-wide efforts in all 50 states.
Vice-President at Squier, Knapp, Dunn CommunicationsFebruary 1999 - December 2000 | Washington, D.C.
Worked on Gore for President media account, developed state electoral strategies for the primary and General Election campaigns in key states across the nation. Advised the DNC Coordinated Campaign to produce integrated voter contact media campaigns.
Political Director at Democratic National CommitteeFebruary 1997 - February 1999 | Washington, D.C.
Directed political and electoral operations for the national Democratic Party, beating the "6-year itch" for the first and only time since President Jefferson. Created several innovations for the party via new technologies, voter contact targeting methods, and innovative training programs.
National Coordinated Campaign Director at Democratic National CommitteeMarch 1994 - February 1997 | Washington, D.C.
Ran combined field operation for the entire Democratic ticket in all 50 states during the Clinton-Gore Re-elect managing $25M in disbursements, leveraging another $27M into the program, and directly and indirectly managed over 1,000+ employees. Part of team that created new programs for base vote mobilization, training, voter files, and innovative models for integrated media operations.
Director at Presidential Inaugural GalaNovember 1996 - January 1997 | Washington, D.C.
Ran a large gala to celebrate the inauguration of President Clinton and Vice-President Gore including a televised show and rehearsal charity event, raising millions of dollars to fund the Presidential Inauguration - which at the time, achieved a Guinness World Book of Records title for most money raised in one night.
White House Liaison at Clinton-Gore AdministrationJanuary 1993 - February 1993 | Washington, D.C.
Served as WH Liaison at the Federal Emergency Management Agency and as Assistant to the Assistant Secretary at Labor for Congressional Affairs and as Assistant to the Assistant Secretary at Labor for Communications.
State Director, Michigan at Clinton-Gore CampaignAugust 1992 - November 1992 | Detroit, Michigan
Drove MI state-specific strategy and directed the first winning campaign in Michigan for a Democratic nominee in 24 years. Invented "Chicken George" and accountability strategies that ended up on the front page of the New York Times.
Deputy-Political Director at Democratic Senate Campaign CommitteeJanuary 1991 - September 1992 | Washington, D.C.
Ran incumbent protection and candidate recruitment efforts - and built campaign teams and strategies for winning US Senate Races. Helped start the original DSCC Women's Council and assisted female candidates during the "Year of the Woman" in the aftermath of the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Helped start-up the winning special election Wofford for Senate race. Designed innovative training for both staff and candidates, started a senate media library and was the liaison to over 30 state Coordinated Campaigns.
Presidential General Election Planning at Democratic National CommitteeJanuary 1992 - September 1992 | Washington, D.C.
Wrote state General Election plans for Political Director for MI, WI, ND, and SD.
Deputy Campaign Manager at U.S. Senator Carl LevinDecember 1989 - December 1990 | Washington, D.C.
Ran day-to-day of $7M+ US Senate race and liaison to Coordinated Campaign.
Coordinated Campaign Director at VA Coordinated Campaign - Wilder/Beyer/TerryDecember 1989 - November 1990 | Richmond, Virginia
Ran day-to-day of state-wide Coordinated Campaign that made history, elected the nation's first African American governor by 0.03%.
Special Assistant at Congresswoman Jill Long (IN-2)May 1989 - August 1989 | Indiana
Worked with the Chief of Staff and Congresswoman to manage projects, write briefings, and conduct outreach to constituents.
Field Director at Special Elections in IN-2 and WYMarch 1989 - May 1989 | Indiana and Wyoming
Served as field director in a .03% upset win for Congresswoman Jill Long in a 65%+ Republican District once held by Dan Quayle. Then served as Field Director for John Vinich in WY for the DCCC after Cong. Dick Cheney was tapped by the Bush Administration.
Jill Alper's Education:
Boston College1983 – 1987Poli Sci/Philosophy
Jill Alper's Interests & Activities:
Anything that involves family, friends, fun or bulldogs.