LEADERSHIP TEAM

A Woman Owned Business

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Terrie Pickerill

Founding Partner

Terrie Pickerill, a leading progressive voice in Democratic politics, was David Axelrod’s Senior Vice President for 13 years, and was the Chief Producer for the Obama campaign in 2008, where she was responsible for producing nearly 1,000 presidential ads. Committed to producing unique, creative, message-driven ads, Terrie has helped elect officeholders to every level of government; including U.S. Senator Barack Obama and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth. Terrie is a seasoned public affairs professional who has worked on successful public affairs campaigns for a wide range of corporations and associations.

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Jaclyn Laske

Founding Partner

Jaclyn's entrepreneurial spirit and digital expertise spans over 20 years. She launched her first business at age 15 and hasn't taken a breath since. Jaclyn graduated from NYU in 2007 and was fortunate enough to be in the heart of the emergence of digital marketing in New York City, working first with large publishers then at media agencies working on CPG and lifestyle brands. Jaclyn moved to Chicago in 2014 where she quickly found herself knee deep in digital planning and activation for the 2016 presidential election, followed by a plethora of state and local campaigns in 2018 and 2020. These experiences have contributed to a unique skill set that allows her to problem solve with both a technical and a creative lens. Her core areas of expertise are in digital strategy, media planning & buying, social media, ad ops, client relations and team building.

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Ken Snyder

Partner

After spending nearly fifteen years managing campaigns ranging from U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial races to big city Mayoral and County Executive races, Ken launched his own media firm in 2004. Ken is known for his intense commitment to clients, and for his creative ad making that has helped dozens of candidates score stunning victories.  Ken’s practical experience helps campaigns plan budgets, earn free media and meet their overall goals and objectives.  Ken's outside-the-beltway approach takes the time to make each campaign uniquely tailored to individual districts, states and candidate personalities.

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Brendan O'Sullivan

Partner

Before joining SP Media, Brendan O’Sullivan served as theExecutive Director of the Illinois Senate Democrats Victory Fund for 6 years where he was responsible for winning the largest majority of any senate caucus in the country in 2012. Brendan has over a decade of experience managing campaigns from the Gubernatorial, and Mayoral level to Judicial and City Council campaigns. He has been praised for his ability to keep his candidates and campaigns calm during a crisis. Brendan lives in Chicago his wife and two children.