Managing Director, Global Public Affairs Practice
Jamie directs Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide’s Global Public Affairs
Practice. In this role, he oversees more than 85 professionals operating in the major political capitals of Washington, Beijing and Brussels. The Practice’s work is truly global, assisting clients with public policy communications across borders and within the U.S., European Union and throughout Asia.
From healthcare reform and Internet privacy to telecommunications and utility deregulation and a wide range of critical environmental issues, Jamie oversees corporate, industry association and government clients around the globe.
Since joining Ogilvy PR in 1987, Jamie has a proven track record of developing winning public affairs campaigns that communicate powerful advocacy from key messengers – constituents, industry stakeholders, third party allies and the media. He has a long history of building nontraditional alliances for clients – giving industry clients reach to groups and constituencies that they would not otherwise have. These constituencies often provide the credibility and grassroots political clout needed to wage a successful public affairs campaign. Specifically, Jamie has developed alliances with organized labor and groups representing minorities, women, farmers, senior citizens, veterans and others for clients in the energy, technology, timber, telecommunications, chemical, defense and brewing industries.
Prior to joining Ogilvy PR, Jamie directed a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC, devoted to promoting international trade and economic development. He also worked as the Washington, DC, representative of former Mayor of Atlanta, Andrew Young. In this capacity, he represented Mayor Young on Capitol Hill and provided legislative and media counsel on a variety of issues affecting the federal budget, housing, trade and international affairs. Prior to coming to Washington, Jamie served as a constituency relations coordinator in Michigan for former Senator Donald Riegle.
Jamie is an attorney and a member of the Maryland State Bar. He received his law degree at George Washington University and his bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan. He is married with two sons.