Jon Pushkin is president of Pushkin Public Relations and one of Denver’s most widely respected PR practitioners. He is a Past Chair of the Independent Practitioner’s Alliance of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), a Past President of the Colorado Chapter of PRSA, a member of the Advisory Board of Facing History and Ourselves, and Accredited in Public Relations (APR) by PRSA. His work has been recognized with awards from PRSA, Colorado Healthcare Communicators and the American Marketing Association.
Founded in 1997, Pushkin Public Relations specializes in strategic planning, media relations, and public awareness programs for a variety of nonprofit and health related clients. Successes include the launch of GettingUSCovered, a new health plan for uninsured Coloradans, Be Stroke Smart, a national media relations campaign for the National Stroke Association, Checkoff Colorado, a groundbreaking, statewide, collaborative public awareness campaign for the ten charitable funds on Colorado’s tax checkoff program; and Beat the Bug, a public awareness program for the Colorado health department in collaboration with the Denver Nuggets to encourage people to get a flu shot.
Jon has placed feature stories in the Denver Business Journal, Denver Post, the Wall Street Journal, TIME, Newsweek, USA Today, the Associated Press, Grand Junction Sentinel, 5280 Magazine, Chronicle of Philanthropy, New York Times, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, Univision, NPR and PBS; and has secured interviews on a variety of talk radio and online news programs. He has organized highly successful symposiums, cultural festivals and fundraisers, developed print and broadcast media partnerships, and his articles have been published in the Denver Business Journal and the Advertising and Marketing Review.
Prior to beginning his career in public relations, Jon performed at concerts, folk festivals and workshops across the country as a professional musician and promoted concerts for the legendary Denver Folklore Center.