Timothy N. Spreitzer
Tim Spreitzer joined Tierney in 2008 with a strong background in communications and policy work at the city, state and federal levels. As Senior Vice President of Public Relations at Tierney, Tim leads a variety of accounts, including Independence Blue Cross, NiSource Gas Transmission & Storage and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Tim also leads Tierney’s crisis and issues management practice, where he helps provide communications strategies for numerous local and national organizations facing a variety of situations including mergers and acquisitions, abrupt management changes, labor disputes, and major litigation. In this role, Tim’s experience runs the gamut, from serving as spokesperson for companies under intense media scrutiny to advising organizations on how to handle issues in social media.
Prior to joining Tierney, Tim served as the Communications and Policy Director for the Dwight Evans for Mayor campaign in Philadelphia, where he helped craft message, policy and strategy in a dynamic race for mayor of the 6th largest city in the nation. Prior to that, Tim was the Deputy Chief of Staff at the School District of Philadelphia, where under CEO Paul Vallas, he led the communications and government relations teams in helping tell the story of one of the most dramatic and successful reforms of any large urban district – reform that resulted in nine straight years of test score growth. Originally from Chicago, Tim also served as an Education and Workforce Policy Advisor for the Office of the Governor of the State of Illinois. Tim earned his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and his MBA from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
Tim has served as a “Big Brother” through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program for several years. He and his wife Cheryl reside in the Art Museum area of Philadelphia.