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Our comprehensive approach encompasses media training workshops that refine your communication skills, crisis communication planning to fortify your organizational resilience, and media relations consultation to build and sustain positive relationships with the press. Additionally, we specialize in message development and refinement, ensuring your communications align seamlessly with your goals.

The Thurman Group is not just a consultancy; we are your partners in success. Our track record includes serving a diverse range of clients in Healthcare, Telecommunications, Law Enforcement, Authors, Entertainment, and beyond. Join our clientele who have experienced the transformative impact of our services. Trust The Thurman Group to guide you through the complexities of media engagement and empower you to shine, no matter the challenges that may arise.

Skip Thurman

Skip Thurman, Co-Founder of The Thurman Group, spearheads a full-service media training and issues management firm, guiding companies and individuals in brand building and protection. His rich background includes senior communications roles for Fortune 500 companies and serving as the Vice President of Communications at DaVita, a Fortune 200 healthcare giant.

At DaVita, Skip led all external and internal communications for a company with 1.5 million patients, 65,000 teammates, and $13 billion in revenue. His expertise extends to crisis response, brand development, and international communications, overseeing expansion into Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. Notably, he handled mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, including a $4 billion+ acquisition of HealthCare Partners.

His corporate communications career began at Qwest, a Fortune 200 national telecommunications company, where he navigated issues ranging from regional 911 outages to CEO prosecution by the Department of Justice.

As a former White House Correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor and Monitoradio, Skip's award-winning coverage included major news events including Middle East peace signings, Impeachment, and the Oklahoma City bombing.

Presently, Skip contributes to the community through board memberships at The Colorado Governor’s School and ALIGHT, an anti-human trafficking organization. He played a pivotal role in the "Let Colorado Vote" campaign and Fair Districts Colorado's successful initiative against gerrymandering.

A guest lecturer at CU Boulder, Regis University, and Denver University, Skip is also actively involved in endurance sports as a triathlete, marathoner, and endurance bicycle racer. Additionally, he volunteers with The Challenged Athlete Foundation and tends to his passion for beekeeping.

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Jennifer Thurman

Jennifer Thurman is a seasoned communications executive with over two decades of
experience advising and coaching senior executives. Jen has dual expertise in both
communications strategy and executive leadership coaching across diverse industries, including
media, healthcare, telecommunications and higher education. A former C-suite executive in the
media industry and an ICF-certified professional certified coach, Jen brings a blend of deep
corporate leadership experience, strategic planning and expert facilitation and coaching skills to
her clients and their teams.

In her role as Chief Communications Officer for Dow Jones & Company, Jen played a pivotal
role in defining the company's mission, values, and strategic pillars. Prior to her tenure at Dow
Jones, Jen spearheaded the communications strategy for Medtronic's Surgical Innovations, a
key business unit. She drove strategic initiatives to enhance growth and reinforce cohesion and
culture within the organization.

In her role as Vice President of Communications for Builder's First Source (formerly a national
building supply company), Jen built and led a high-impact team, revamping the communications
strategy to support cultural integration and drive growth.

During her eight years at Level 3 Communications, Jen successfully navigated the
communications landscape for six major acquisitions, contributing to the company's expansion
and industry consolidation.

As an executive coach, Jen helps leaders step into their full expression and potential; build
thriving teams; and cultivate balance, productivity and joy in all aspects of their lives. She is
dedicated to supporting her clients’ goals of achieving meaningful change, evolution, and
making a significant impact in the world.


Discover The Thurman Group's services for expert crisis communication and proactive public relations. Our seasoned approach ensures your brand emerges stronger from challenges. Benefit from media training, crisis planning, and specialized message development to navigate the spotlight with confidence and purpose.

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