Senior Vice President
Jim brings more than 16 years of experience in outreach and marketing, media relations, and strategic communications, coupled with knowledge of the Homeland Security, government exercises, and U.S. defense landscape. He currently co-manages Ogilvy’s Emergency Risk Communication team where clients include FEMA’s FloodSmart campaign, FEMA’s National Exercise Division, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Jim was Senior Vice President at Sightline Marketing where he led the client services team in creating awareness through media promotion, online outreach, and partnership development. For four years Jim was Director of Communications at DeticaDFI where he oversaw internal and external measures to promote and advance the company and its products, including Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS.gov) – a network of best practices and lessons learned for first responders, emergency management, and security professionals. He also led the outreach campaign for TRIPwire, DHS’s online technical resource for Improvised Explosive Device (IED) prevention, through a series of training sessions, media events, and other outreach activities that collectively formed a National Bombing Prevention and Awareness Campaign.
Jim served 10 years of active duty as an officer in the United States Navy where his assignments included Deputy Public Affairs Officer for the Chief of Naval Operations and Congressional Director for the Secretary of the Navy. Prior to these assignments, he was Fire Control Officer onboard the guided missile destroyer USS STOUT (DDG 55).
Jim is a graduate of Marquette University and holds a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University. He also completed Oxford University’s International Management Graduate Business Program.