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Sarah Hamilton Managing Director Chicago

Sarah Hamilton

Sarah is an experienced communications professional who has worked closely with some of the country’s top politicians and organizations, helping them advance their policy agendas. She specializes in campaign management and strategy, crisis communications, media relations, and message and policy development.

Sarah provides communications and strategic counsel to myriad clients, including Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized organizations, governmental bodies, and nonprofit groups. She leads Kivvit’s Sports and Land Use practices, overseeing clients on projects ranging from small to medium-sized to 440-acre planned developments.

She directed Kivvit’s Census campaign for the State of Illinois, helping to engage the state’s hard-to-reach population and encouraging them to fill out the Census. As a result, Illinois had one of the highest Census self-response rates in the country.

Prior to joining Kivvit, Sarah spent more than a decade working in politics. Most recently, she was the director of communications for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, where she served as the chief spokesperson for the mayor and managed a large team of spokespeople across the city. While at City Hall, Sarah was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to communicate and advance the mayor’s policy agenda, as well as overseeing all rapid response functions.

Before her time at City Hall, Sarah served as the director of public affairs at the Chicago Police Department and worked as senior press secretary for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Previously, she was a member of the National Advance Staff for Hillary Clinton’s first presidential campaign, and she served as deputy director of communications for the Clinton Foundation.