Gail Polzin, Senior Consultant


Gail Polzin has 15 years of experience in strategic communications planning, measurement, issues/crisis management, change management, media relations, employee communications, branding and community relations.

After several years as a magazine editor, she moved into corporate communications with a position at Apollo Travel Services, which was later acquired by Galileo International, a global travel technology company. Gail was Senior Director of Corporate Communications for Evanston Northwestern Healthcare (now NorthShore University HealthSystem), with responsibilities for internal and external communications, executive communications, issues/crisis management and community relations. She then served as Director of Communications for the College of American Pathologists.

Gail has a BA in Journalism from Marquette University and has won multiple awards, including the IABC Silver Quill, IABC Spectra Award, the David Ogilvy Research Award for Superior Advertising ROI, and Pinnacle Award from the Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations.