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What's your most memorable JT moment?

Being with Jimmy Carter in Damascus, Syria sitting across a table in the Presidential Palace there having lunch with Bashar al-Assad, his Senior Adviser and Foreign Minister, less than a year before things started going seriously downhill there. Also overnighting in Darfur with Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu and Richard Branson. Strange business we’re in.

For over four decades, Rick Jasculca has been a leader in the field of strategic communications and special events management, first as an executive of an independent Chicago-based public relations firm, and, since 1981, as CEO of public affairs firm of Jasculca Terman.

In his capacity as CEO for JT, Rick provides strategic counsel at the highest level to many of the firm’s corporate, institutional, not-for-profit and governmental clients.

Independent of his career path in strategic communications, Rick has twice served as a special consultant to the White House—first as both Press Lead and Lead Advance to the Carter White House, then for eight years as Senior Lead Advance to both President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. In the latter capacity, Rick served as White House Project Coordinator for the 1994 Summit of the Americas in South Florida, the Wye River Middle East Peace Talks and the inaugural Save America’s Treasures Tour; Advance Lead for the President for the G-8 Summits in Naples, Italy, Birmingham, England and Okinawa, Japan; and Advance Lead for the First Lady for Hillary’s Clinton first solo overseas trip to India, as well as her historic 1995 speech at the UN Women’s Conference in Beijing.

Rick continues to organize international missions, both for former President Jimmy Carter and the Carter Center, as well as for the Elders, a group of high profile elder statesmen and women who work together on some of the most intractable global problems, from the Middle East to Darfur.

Rick also serves on the boards of Truth in Accounting, the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

Rick Jasculca IN THE NEWS

  • JT Tradition of Staffing Presidential Inaugurals Continues

    Posted: April 26, 2016 in

    Every four years we honor our commitment to democracy, as imperfect as it might be, by inaugurating a new President of the United States. One way or another, JT has been part of that process for a good many years. Last Friday was no exception, as VP Andrew Jasculca proudly served as Advance Lead for…
  • A Wake Up Call to the Democratic Party

    Posted: April 26, 2016 in

    JT Chairman and CEO Rick Jasculca talks about how Democratic strategists have become too urban-centric, leaving small towns and urban areas feeling ignored and left behind.