Jackson Dunn is a senior managing director in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, and is based in Washington, D.C. He also serves as head of the segment’s Public Affairs practice in the Americas.
Mr. Dunn provides counsel to international corporations and private firms in the implementation of event-driven communications strategies centering on complex financial transactions, crisis management, leadership transitions, and legislative and regulatory changes across broad industries of the economy including energy, financial services and healthcare.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Dunn spent 15 years at the intersection of national politics and public policy as an aide to President Bill Clinton, John F. Kerry, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Terry McAuliffe and Sen. Terry Sanford.
In the Clinton White House, he was associate director of public liaison, coordinating the business community’s support of President Clinton’s economic and trade agenda, including the successful efforts to pass the New Markets Initiative and to secure PNTR for the People’s Republic of China.
At the Democratic National Committee, Mr. Dunn led the party’s national finance efforts during the 2004 presidential contest, shattering previous records and outraising the opposition party for the only time in modern political history.
He serves on the advisory board of the American Security Project, a non-profit, bipartisan policy organization dedicated to building a national security vision and strategy for the U.S. in the 21st century. He is on the board of directors of Business Forward, an organization of 40 of the world’s largest and most respected companies, facilitating public engagement for entrepreneurs, investors, small business owners and senior executives from across America in the public policymaking process.
Mr. Dunn holds degrees from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The London School of Economics and Political Science, where he received the school’s highest academic distinction for his thesis on the influence of domestic interest groups on international economic policy.
He resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife and twin daughters.