James has worked for clients spanning a variety of fields, including not-for-profits, energy, pension funds, state and local government, life sciences, and legislative and public advocacy.
James joined JT fresh out of college as an intern in 2007. Since joining the company, he has worked for clients spanning a variety of fields.
James oversees JT’s work for Skills for Chicagoland’s Future, a nonprofit organization that connects Chicagoland employers with qualified, unemployed and underemployed job seekers. He generates media coverage, counsels on thought leadership and award opportunities and develops messaging and speeches for Skills staff and board leadership.
As the project manager for BP America, James conducts crisis planning, research and analysis, message development and promotes BP’s support of community organizations in Chicago and Northwest Indiana through elected official engagement, press coverage and social media.
Other past and current projects include the They Deserve More campaign to increase wages for disability caregivers, a comprehensive communications audit for the Village of River Forest, and supporting the life sciences industry association iBIO in improving communications with members, policymakers and the public.
James earned his bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in marketing from The College of William & Mary. You can occasionally see him perform sketch and improv comedy around Chicago.
What would you be doing if you weren’t working at jt?
Joined Jasculca Terman in 2007ν
Provides counsel and generates media coverage for Skills for Chicagoland’s Futureρ
Project manager for BP Americaς
Conducted a comprehensive communications audit for the Village of River Forestψ
Graduated from The College of William and Maryπ
Performs sketch and improv comedy around Chicagoρ