About the Assistant Treasurer & Sponsorship Lead

Jeff Krakoff, President, Krakoff Communications, Inc.

Jeff has held senior public relations and strategic communications positions over the past 35 years in a variety of agency, corporate and trade association settings. He was Senior Director, Brand Marketing Practice at BCW Global (formerly Burson-Marsteller), and he has run his own firm for many years.

Krakoff Communications has helped clients large and small from PPG, Owens-Corning and Ameriprise to the Pittsburgh Marathon and Duquesne Light to school districts, small startups and nonprofits. In addition to Pennsylvania, the firm works with clients in Maryland, West Virginia, New Jersey, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Colorado and California.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and has served on the IUP Alumni Association Board of Directors. Jeff has also served for more than two decades as an adjunct professor at schools including Slippery Rock University, Point Park University the University of Pittsburgh, where he still teaches PR classes in the business school.

This is the second time Jeff has served on the PRSA Board of Directors, and he was inducted into the PRSA Pittsburgh Renaissance Hall of Fame in 2011. His hobbies include cycling, soccer, golf and spending time with his wife Lori, three adult children Andy, Rachel and Josh as well as Leo, their golden retriever.