Jared Melamed Dubnow is a Hawthorn Senior Vice President.  In this role he designs and implements public affairs campaign strategy for various client projects.

Dubnow was part of the team that elected former Governor Bruce Rauner in Illinois. Following the election, Jared served in the administration in a variety of positions including Director of Operations for the Governor’s Office, where he oversaw the daily functions of the office as well as external engagement and public events. Following his tenure in the Governor’s Office, Jared led business recruitment as the Director of Business Engagement at the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Additionally, Dubnow worked as a contract public affairs and strategic planning consultant, specializing in local government outreach, external stakeholder engagement, and grassroots communication, focusing on work in the Midwest.

Dubnow is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, where he received his B.A. in International Studies and Economics. A native of Chicago, Dubnow is a passionate Chicago sports fan, especially the Cubs. He resides in Chicago.