Juda Engelmayer



 

Juda Engelmayer oversees the Corporate Communications/Public Affairs/Crisis Communications groups for 5WPR, 1 of the 25 largest PR agencies in the U.S.  He directs a team whose efforts are put to task for business, political, advocacy, and policy relates issues, as well as for individuals in national and international arenas. At 5WPR, he publicly campaigns for clients, directing promotion and positioning, and handles issues of public discourse on corporate, financial, personal and philanthropy related matters.

He and his wife Debra used to own the 75 year old New York landmark Kossar's Bialy bakery on the Lower East Side. It was bought in 1998 and they sold the bakery August 2013 to a group of three enterprising businessmen who will continue and grow the iconic buisness.

Over his nearly 20 year career, previously, he served as executive vice president for media, marketing and public relations at a national food relief organization operating in 44 states and over 6000 communities where he oversaw every aspect of its marketing, from social media and email campaigns to community relations and crisis communications. Prior, he served as Chief Communications Officer for The American Jewish Congress.

Juda has also served as Vice President at Rubenstein Associates, the venerable New York PR firm, where he handled accounts spanning foreign governments, spiritual leaders, entertainers, non profits, healthcare and medical research clients. His career began as an aid to New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and then as the assistant director of the New York Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation League.  In 1993 he was appointed as an executive assistant to H. Carl McCall, the New York State Comptroller, where he handled advocacy, communications, and nonprofit prompt contracting matters, and was part of the campaign process that saw the first ever NY Statewide elected African American elected two times.

At one point in time he pondered entering the race for New York City Council. (PDF of Article)

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