Stephanie Cutter Stephanie Cutter is a co-founder and partner at Precision. At Precision, Stephanie has revolutionized the integration of data-driven communications with digital and campaign style organizing to improve reputations, reset a narrative, manage crises and drive people to action. She has improved the brand of one of the nation’s largest health insurers during a controversial merger; successfully launched a news network; restored the reputation of a multinational financial institution; reshaped a national storyline on behalf of a leading professional athlete; and successfully managed a global crisis for a well known consumer tech platform. The New York Times called Stephanie “the polished, sometimes scarily organized strategist who gets things done” and who “has a long and favorable reputation with some of the most influential journalists and opinion makers in Washington.” Named “one of the most prominent voices in the [Democratic] party, and one of its top strategists and crisis managers” by Politico, Stephanie has crafted high-level communications, reputation and crisis- management strategies for two U.S. Presidents, U.S. Senate leaders, and the nation’s highest profile political campaigns and Fortune 500 corporations. After helping to elect President Obama in 2008 and serving in the White House as a senior adviser, Stephanie was President Obama’s 2012 deputy campaign manager in charge of communications, media, policy, and research as well as being a member of the senior strategy team.
In 2020, Stephanie once again changed the political communications game as the Chief Program Executive for the first-ever virtual Democratic National Convention and the Executive Producer of President Biden’s Inauguration. According to the Washington Post, the Convention was a “production that knew exactly what story it wanted to tell and how to use the tools of electronic persuasion to tell it.” Stephanie was nominated for an Emmy award for production of “Celebrating America,” the inaugural primetime special at the Lincoln Memorial which was watched by more than 100 million people.
GQ named her one of “the 50 most powerful people in Washington.” Prior to working with President Obama, Stephanie served as a senior aide to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Senator Ted Kennedy, Senator John Kerry, and President Bill Clinton. Stephanie is the former co-host of CNN’s Crossfire, and frequently appears on TV networks and cable offering commentary of the news of the day.