Alumnus Presents Inside Look Into 2012 Presidential Campaigns

Manhattan College alumnus Russell J. Schriefer ’80, partner at the Stevens & Schriefer Group, presented to alumni on Nov. 17

Manhattan College alumnus Russell J. Schriefer ’80, partner at the Stevens & Schriefer Group, presented to an eager group of alumni gathered at the fall New York City Alumni Networking Reception held on Nov. 17.

Schriefer, whose firm consults in media, branding and politics, is currently advising the campaign of Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential hopeful. 

Nearly 100 Jaspers gathered at New York Life Insurance Company’s historic Madison Avenue building to hear Schriefer’s reflections on the current political environment. He discussed the outlook for U.S. House and Senate affairs and focused primarily on the upcoming presidential primary season. 

For more than 20 years, Schriefer has built a reputation as a successful strategist and media consultant, working on four of the last five presidential campaigns. Before joining Romney’s campaign, he served as the media consultant to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the first Republican to be elected governor of the Garden State in more than a decade.

Outside of politics, Schriefer has provided direction to a variety of Fortune 500 companies and national associations, and he has written, directed and edited hundreds of commercials. During his days as a Jasper, he studied government with a concentration in business.An active question and answer session continued into the following reception, providing attendees the chance to learn more from Schriefer and network with fellow alumni, students and professionals from a number of industries.

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