Jill Schuker's Story
Jill A. Schuker, a Senior Strategic Partner and Advisor to Global Communicators LLC, is also President of JAS International, a governance, strategic communications and policy planning firm. For the previous six years she was Head of Center for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Washington Center, one of four global centers outside of its Paris HQ. She has served as Special Assistant to the President (Clinton) for National Security Affairs and Senior Director at the National Security Council, Deputy Communications Director at the White House, head of Press and Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Counselor for Press and Public Affairs/USUN, and Deputy Spokeswoman at the State Department. On Capitol Hill, she was Executive Director of the New England Congressional Caucus working with Speaker Thomas (Tip) P. O’Neill Jr.. She has taught at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, American University and George Washington University. She also was a European Community Fellow, a Ford Foundation Fellow, and a non-resident Fellow at the University of Southern California. She is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an Advisory Council Member of the Women in Public Service Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center, a Founding Member of the Women’s Refugee Commission, a Board member of Integrity Initiatives International (III), and a Board member and Head of the Governance Committee of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law. She has written a number of published Op Eds on national security policy and public diplomacy and spoken at a range of global and national forums, including attending Davos. Ms. Schuker has a B.A. degree from Skidmore College and is the recipient of its Distinguished Achievement Award, and an M.A. degree from Tufts University with the coordination and direction of her thesis at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.