About Compass Media Group
Compass Media Group is a full-service political communications and strategy firm based in Chicago. And we may just be the best strategists you’ve never heard of. For more than a decade, we’ve helped our clients get the upper hand and lower the boom on their opponents. Political waves go in and out, but our firm’s electoral record has stood the test of time. Since opening our doors in late 1998, we’ve won two-thirds of our races for our clients. We’ve helped elect Governors, Mayors, Congressmen, US Senators, State Legislators—and even a President of the United States.
Jack Quigley, Co-Founder & President
For over 20 years, Jack Quigley has been at the center of some of the toughest public opinion battles in the country. After serving nearly a decade as a campaign manager, media spokesman, communications adviser and crisis consultant, Jack founded Compass Media Group in 1998.
Jack heads up Compass’ electronic media practice and leads the firm’s growing crisis communications work. He personally oversees the development of the paid media strategy, writes scripts and directs commercials for all Compass clients.
Over the years, Jack and the Compass team have served hundreds of Democratic officials and candidates. He has led the firm in some of its most exciting work. Jack has quarterbacked our efforts on numerous congressional campaigns and created award-winning television, radio and direct mail advertising. He has helped elect 5 Governors and provided strategic advice to dozens of city and county officials. Jack has also played a key role in hundreds of state legislative races and helped win Democratic majorities in 9 states.
Some of Jack’s notable clients include: SEIU, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, the Campaign for the Moderate Majority, the Credit Union National Association and the Oregon House Democrats.
Jack received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University and a master’s degree in communication from Northwestern University. He also spent three years working at United Airlines in the area of crisis communications and management.
Julie Cutler, Co-Founder & Creative Director
Julie Cutler is Compass’ resident storyteller. She can take any candidate’s bio, background or backyard and weave it into a compelling tale for voters. With the right mix of style and strategy, Julie and her art team have developed thousands of unique advertisements for Democrats and progressive causes.
In 2008, Julie headed up Compass’ direct mail work for the Democratic Party of Oregon to help Speaker Jeff Merkley pull off an upset victory over incumbent US Senator Gordon Smith.
Julie also spearheaded our independent expenditure work in key states to help elect Barack Obama to the Presidency.
Julie is proud to have helped raise over $1 billion at the ballot box to protect and preserve open space, farmland and wildlife habitat from unbridled growth.
Just a few of Julie’s national clients include: EMILY’s List, Minnesota Senate Democrats, National Wildlife Federation, Latina Initiative, Americans for Health Care and Colorado Conservation Voters.
Julie majored in History and French at the University of Texas at Austin.