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Bill Strong


Bill Strong leads Joyce Communications, whose mission is to reinforce the impact of the foundation’s grant making by engaging audiences via the web, social media, news coverage, events, and storytelling.

He also helps manage the foundation’s portfolio of grants to regional and national news media.

Bill has worked at the intersection of public policy and communications throughout his career. He started as a news writer on the national broadcast desk of The Associated Press in New York, subsequently moving to the AP bureau in Boston, and then in Springfield, Illinois, where he led state political coverage for the news service. During his time in Boston he was honored both as Massachusetts and national AP Broadcast Editor of the Year. While in the Springfield, he received a Lisagor Award from the Headline Club of Chicago for a series of stories on lobbying in the Illinois General Assembly.

After 10 years with the AP, Bill joined Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications, where he managed a broad range of issues and crises for clients in business, government, and nonprofits as the firm rose to the top of the public affairs field in Chicago. Bill left JT in late 2012 to establish his own strategic communications consultancy, B Strong Communications. His roster of clients included the University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, and the Joyce Foundation, which he joined as Communications Director in March 2015.

Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in English Literature, with honors, at Harvard University. He and his wife, Colleen, have four grown children, and live in Oak Park, Illinois with their canine companion, a red-headed Havanese who goes by the name of Ruby.

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