Collaboration and Community: Touchstones for a career steeped in serving the common good.

With more than 30 years’ experience, Marj Halperin has targeted messages to audiences as a PR professional, award-winning journalist, government reformer, arts advocate, and campaign strategist. She has developed communications strategy for clients such as the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, Chicago Dental Society, the Cook County Forest Preserves and The Trust for Public Land, developing and managing all communications strategies for Chicago’s iconic rails-to-trails project, The 606.

Prior to starting her own practice, Marj served ten years as President and CEO of the League of Chicago Theatres and has held positions directing communications policy for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, the Chicago Park District, Illinois State Treasurer, and Chicago Public Schools.

She maintains her media presence with political commentary that has been featured on the WGN-TV Morning News, Canada’s national news network CTV, WGN radio, WCPT-AM, Los Angeles Public Radio, Radio New Zealand, and Fox News.


Marj participates in diverse media activities and community work. Here are just a few examples:

Crisis Management
Marj’s best advice for managing a PR crisis is summed up in PRNews’ Crisis Management Guidebook 2013.

Non-profit leadership
Marj co-chairs the capital campaign to convert an unused Chicago fire house into a new Gift Theatre space as anchor for a growing arts community in Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood.

Formerly a Board Member of the Chicago Foundation for Women, Marj launched and chaired its Communications Committee and is now a member of the organization’s Alumni Council.

Ready to dish
As a volunteer with Lasagna Love Marj bakes lasagnas each month to deliver to neighbors who request a hot meal.