Jason Schechter is Chief Communications Officer at Bloomberg, L.P. Jason leads and coordinates Bloomberg’s global communications strategy across new and existing products and markets. Previously, Jason was Chairman of the U.S. Corporate Practice at Burson-Marsteller, where he provided strategic and financial communications, crisis management, and brand development counsel to leading companies across a range of industries, including financial services, technology, media, and professional services, helping clients build profiles before the appropriate corporate, consumer, government and Wall Street audiences. Jason oversaw a team of nearly 80 communications professionals and managed communications strategies for a wide-range of corporations and domestic and international investors.
Prior to Burson-Marsteller, Jason was a Senior Vice President at Robinson Lerer & Montgomery (RLM), where he provided strategic communications and investor relations counsel to a diverse set of Fortune 500 clients. Jason’s work encompassed long-term client planning and positioning, as well as intensive situations including high-profile crises, corporate restructurings, financial transactions, and executive transitions. Throughout his tenure at RLM, Jason provided strategic communications counsel during several notable situations including United Airlines’ bankruptcy, the acquisition of The Nielsen Company by a private equity consortium, and America Online following its merger with Time Warner. Jason began at RLM as a Director in 2001.
Prior to joining RLM, Jason was an Assistant Press Secretary in the Clinton White House, serving as an official spokesman to the President and traveling with the President to almost every U.S. state and over twenty countries. Jason also served in the White House as a Special Assistant to the Press Secretary, providing guidance for the Press Secretary on domestic and foreign policy issues and coordinating Administration messaging among White House staff, Cabinet Agencies and other Executive departments. Before joining the White House, Jason served as a press aide in the Clinton/Gore ’96 re-election campaign.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Government from Georgetown University.