For the first time ever, a public relations professional has been named to the board of directors of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Matthew Hiltzik, the founder of Hiltzik Strategies, which works primarily in crisis communications will help the city’s economy.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes economic growth across New York City’s five boroughs. It is the City’s official economic development corporation, charged with using the City’s assets to drive growth, create jobs, and improve quality of life.
Hiltzik is the Founder and CEO of Hiltzik Strategies, which provides a wide range of communications services including strategic counsel, crisis management, and corporate positioning. His crisis clients have included Alec Baldwin, Justin Bieber, Glenn Beck & other top tier PR clients. From Hollywood and dealing with celeb personal crisis PR issues to serving as a mouthpiece for others, Hiltzik is on the front lines of many PR issues.
Hiltzik previously held roles as the President and CEO of Freud Communications and as Senior Vice President of Communications and Government Relations for Miramax Films. He also served as Press Secretary/Deputy Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Committee, having worked on campaigns for Senator Charles Schumer and former Senator Hillary Clinton.
Hiltzik was born in New Jersey is a graduate of the Upper East Side Ramaz School, and resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his family.
At Everything PR, we want Public Relations pros running the world, we hope Matthew will succeed in a major way.