Anthony Guglielmi

Communications in Chicago, Illinois

Anthony Guglielmi

Communications in Chicago, Illinois

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An Emmy-award winning communications and crisis management professional, Anthony Guglielmi has served as the chief communications officer and lead spokesman for three of the nation’s largest police departments, the United States Office of Special Counsel and the New York State Senate. In his current capacity he is responsible for all aspects of media relations, employee and external communications for the Fairfax County police department. He also co-chairs the public information officers committee for the Major Cities (Police) Chiefs’ Association and serves as a public information instructor for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a law enforcement, public engagement and crisis communications speaker for the U.S. State Department.

Prior to Fairfax, he served as the chief communicatios officer for the Chicago police department, the second largest police agency in the United States. While in Chicago, he managed several national and international media events around high-profile events and criminal investigations by the Department. This includes development of the Department's communications and transparency strategy around the 2014 police-shooting of Laquan McDonald; the 2018 active-shooter tragedy at Chicago's Mercy Hospital and the 2019 prosecution of actor Jussie Smollett. Guglielmi was the architect of a strategic communications and media strategy that led Chicago police detectives to secure a confession from co-conspirators in the Smollett case. In March of 2020, he was asked by the State Department to assist the Haitian National Police Department with building a communications and public engagement function following the withdrawal of UN support services.

He also served as CPD's lead public safety communications strategist for all large-scale special events from the 2016 Chicago Cubs World Series Championship to the 2020 NBA All-star Spectacular and everything in between.

Prior to Chicago, he has held numerous senior-level government and private sector positions including director of public affairs for the Baltimore (MD) Police Department; director of corporate communications and investor relations for K12 Inc.; chief of staff for the Armed Forces Foundation; press secretary for the Connecticut State Parole Board; US public affairs consultant for Pfizer, Inc and legislative communications executive for the American Cancer Society.

He currently resides in northern Virginia with his wife and young son.

  • Work
    • Chicago Police
  • Education
    • Wethersfield High School
    • University of Hawall
    • University of Southern Mississippi
    • Connecticut School of Broadcasting
    • New York University