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Jim Messina

Jim Messina

Best known for:

Jim is best known for being the campaign manager for President Obama's 2012 Re-election campaign.

Summary:

Jim is a political adviser who was the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2011 and served as the campaign manager for Obama's successful 2012 re-election campaign. As campaign manager, Jim revolutionized the way that political campaigns reach voters, transforming how politics, technology and innovation influence each other. His campaign was described as the "most technology-heavy campaign in history," charting an unprecendeted strategy to earn President Obama a second term in the White House. A pioneer in his field, Jim's insight is invaluable to anyone seeking success through groundbreaking approaches and innovative strategies, whether in business or politics. In January 2013, the Obama administration announced the launch of Organizing for Action, a new advocacy organization that will promote President Obama's policies, with Jim Messina as national director.

Biography:

Jim is a political adviser who was the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2011 and served as the campaign manager for Obama's successful 2012 re-election campaign.

As campaign manager, Jim revolutionized the way that political campaigns reach voters, transforming how politics, technology and innovation influence each other. His campaign was described as the "most technology-heavy campaign in history," charting an unprecendeted strategy to earn President Obama a second term in the White House. A pioneer in his field, Jim's insight is invaluable to anyone seeking success through groundbreaking approaches and innovative strategies, whether in business or politics.

In January 2013, the Obama administration announced the launch of Organizing for Action, a new advocacy organization that will promote President Obama's policies, with Jim Messina as national director.

In 1995, Jim was hired by Democratic U.S. Senator Max Baucus of Montana. In 1999, he became Chief of Staff to Democratic U.S. Congressman Carolyn McCarthy of New York.

In 2002, he ran Max Baucus's 2002 re-election campaign. Jim "refused to let Baucus attend any debate that didn't include a third-party candidate whose skin had turned blue from drinking an anti-infection solution, a distraction to help take attention away from the credible Republican candidate." Messina was responsible for creating an infamously homophobic television ad for Baucus. He then became Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, from 2002 to 2004.
 

In 2005, he re-united with Baucus and became his Chief of Staff. Jim was integral in devising the Democratic strategy that prevented the allowance of private accounts within Social Security.

Jim became President Obama's White House Deputy Chief of Staff and earned the nickname "the
fixer." Dan Pfeiffer calls Jim "the most powerful person in Washington that you haven't heard of."

Messina was hired as a campaign strategy adviser to the British Conservative Party in August 2013 and operated from the US during the 2015 general election campaign.

Messina co-Chaired the Priorities USA Action, a SuperPAC, which supported the election of Hilary Clinton as President in the 2016 Election.

Fee range:

20,000-50,000 GBP