Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary
One of Georgia's leading young Government affairs professionals with over 8 years experience navigating the state's political landscape. With impressive and trusted ties to both Republican and Democratic parties, helps lead the lobbying efforts of Georgia's largest and most effective business advocacy group. Through the many initiatives worked on, shows strong competencies in the areas of Environment and Energy, Business and Industry, and education. Highly motivated and driven to ensure legislative, political, and communicative success for clients.   

Strong policy understanding 

quick and focused legislative discernment

effective speaking skills 




Top rated up and coming lobbyist (James Magazine)

intentional relationship building and fostering 

grasp of statewide political landscape 


Work History
2014 to Current
Sr. Government Affairs Manager Exelixis Alameda, CA,
  •  Advocate on behalf of our over 4000 small and large business members across the state 
  • Curate action oriented lobbying strategies centered around the Georgia Chamber's core business principals
  • Work with my policy committees of Business and Industry, Environment and Energy, and Education to produce sound policy driven principals for our members and business community   
  • Manage our Government Affairs Council; a voting body which takes cohesive positions on overarching business policy, consisting of over 250 of the top government affairs professionals in the southeast. 
  • Create and foster strong relationships with Republican and Democratic leadership on the state and congressional level, as well as their trusted advisers and senior staff 
  • Through strong statistical research and deep political connections, help provide sound political strategy to our CEO and PAC board members that would guide our political giving   
  • ​Along with our team, execute Spring and Fall Government Affairs Council Meeting, one of the strongest government affairs conferences focused solely on the issues facing the Georgia business community  
2013 to 2014
Public Affairs Director Sec. Of State Brian Kemp City, STATE,

  • Worked with Secretary of State Brian Kemp to create a regional plan that would see him visit all 159 counties and election offices.
  • Created new and improved social media platforms to expand the reach and visibility of the office.
  • Implemented cutting edge voter response technology with the introduction of the Nation's first state sponsored voter app GAVOTES.
  • Executed and oversaw Secretary Kemp's GOTV (get out the vote) efforts through local communities, high schools, and colleges.
  • Worked with legislative team to secure millions in funding through the state budget process.
2011 to 2014
Sr. Regional Representative Senator Saxby Chambliss City, STATE,
  • Worked as a mediary between federal agencies and state and local leaders   
  • Spoke on behalf of Senator Chambliss at many local and regional events, relaying the Senator's positions on several major political issues 
  • Represented the office of Senator Chambliss at all major events throughout my 2 territories of Middle and North Georgia  
  • Worked as a conduit for information to Macon and Bibb county leaders on federal guidelines as their merger was finalized.
  • Garnered strong relationships with local community, business, and statewide leaders.
Expected in May 2010
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science
Valdosta StateUniversity - 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698
  • Student government representative
  • Dean's List
  • Men's varsity travel soccer team 

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