Managing Director, Global Public Affairs
Jamie directs Ogilvy's Public Relations Corporate & Public Affairs Practice. In this role, he oversees a practice of more than 150 professionals operating in 30 markets around the world, assisting clients with brand reputation, policy communications and issues and crisis management.
Jamie oversees Ogilvy’s integrated public affairs offering with Ogilvy Government Relations—one of the premier government relations consultancies in Washington. Ogilvy’s ability to build political support for clients’ issues combined with strong relationships with key policymakers at all levels of government provides clients with the tools needed to succeed in major policy debates.
Jamie has led global public affairs campaigns for some of the agency’s largest clients, including DuPont’s brand transformation and developing a groundbreaking reputation campaign for the Government of Mexico. In addition, Jamie has overseen the public affairs component of a wide variety of integrated communications programs for clients such as The American Chemistry Council, BP, Blackboard, CSL Behring, Ford and MetLife. He has also worked with numerous governments to build their global brands, including Mexico, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Colombia and the city of Chengdu.
Jamie is a seasoned communications counselor, working closely with senior management at a wide range of corporate clients on a variety of reputation challenges. He has led reputation and issues management campaigns for Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Lenovo, Mirant, Luxottica and The University of Chicago, among others.
Jamie is a sought after commentator on global communications issues and his articles have been published in digital and print outlets around the world, including Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, The Washington Times, China Daily, Advertising Age and Public Affairs News in Europe. He is a frequent speaker on communications issues, giving guest lectures at American University, Georgetown University, University of Maryland, Tsinghua University in Beijing and St. Petersburg University in Russia.
Jamie serves on the Board of Directors for the SEED Foundation and the Public Affairs Council. He also serves as the Ogilvy representative to the US-China Business Council and the US-Pakistan Business Council.
Prior to joining Ogilvy, Jamie directed a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. devoted to promoting international trade and economic development. Jamie also worked as the Washington, D.C. representative of former UN Ambassador Andrew Young. In that capacity, he represented Ambassador Young on Capitol Hill and provided legislative and media counsel on a variety of issues affecting the federal budget, housing, trade and international affairs.
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 in Political Science and Economics at the University of Michigan. He is married with two sons.