SSPR Founder Steve Simon Passes Away

steve simon prRIP Steve Simon. The Public Relations community has lost a great. Steve Simon, the Founder and CEO of SSPR, a leading independent PR agency passed away on January 4th, 2015 in Chicago. Simon was an outspoken visionary in the PR field and his agency has won many awards since it was founded in 1978.  The firm maintains offices in Chicago, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Colorado and Indianapolis.

Steve commenced his career as press secretary for the mayor of Memphis.

He is survived by his wife Linda to whom he was married for 45 years.

He was very fond of his children – constantly speaking of them and a perpetual great father to his children, son Geoff and daughter Rachel. He is also survived by grandson Cyrus, and sister Judi.

A chapel service will be held Tuesday 2:30 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago,


  1. Heidi Sullivan says

    Steve gave me my first chance in PR over a decade ago and I learned so much from him in my time at SSPR. I’ve continued to work with him as a client of Cision for the past ten years. He was truly a visionary in our industry. My heart goes out to his family and the SSPR team. What a great man.

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