Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Executive Profile

Government and Political Affairs Executive experienced in directing campaigns to effect public policy and elections for corporations, trade associations, national political committees and candidate committees. Effective communicator and negotiator able to successfully advocate policy with high level government officials and business leaders. Expert strategist and manager of successful lobbying campaigns with comprehensive knowledge of legislative, regulatory and political processes.

Skill Highlights
  • Leader/Executive
  • Team Builder
  • Effective Negotiator
  • Excellent Political Instincts
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Broad Public Policy Expertise
  • Political Fund-raising
  • Passion for Excellence
Representative Accomplishments


  • led successful legislative campaign to establish federal energy efficiency standards for lighting products
  • saved company over $1 billion in sales and $175 million in profit by successfully passing legislation to halt rule-making process that would prohibit manufacture of an entire class of products
  • passed legislation to suspend tariffs on component chemicals saving company over $13 million
  • passed appropriations legislation that brought the company over $15 million in Energy Department R&D grants
  • led successful legislative campaign to enact the Next Generation Lighting Initiative, authorizing Department of Energy to provide R&D grants for development of solid state lighting
  • passed legislation that established a $10 million prize for development of innovative advances in solid state lighting technology. Prize won by employer.
  • passed the " Mercury Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act " to provide streamlined regulatory process for recycling batteries containing toxic substances
  • Passed legislation requiring US Customs to classify beard trimmers separately from animal hair clippers to eliminate threat of 100 % tariffs in US -EU trade dispute.
  • lobbied for company interests on tax, trade, immigration, intellectual property, energy, environment, health care and appropriations legislation.


  • successfully represented company interests before the Department of Energy on numerous energy regulatory issues
  • against opposition from all competitors successfully advocated a Rule promulgated by the EPA to establish levels of mercury in fluorescent lights
  • successfully advocated that the Medicare Administration reimburse physicians for certain PET ( Positron Emission Tomography ) diagnostic imaging
Professional Experience
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Vice President, Government Affairs, 06/1989 to 11/2014
Bickford Senior LivingWest Springfield, MA,

Senior lobbyist and successful advocate for the corporation's interests on a broad range of policy issues before Congress, the Executive Branch of the Federal Government, state legislatures and foreign governments. Treasurer, administrator and chief fund raiser of corporate political action committee.

Director Congressional Affairs, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 08/1988 to 02/1989
Green Thumb Industries (Gti)Washington, DC,

Led staff of thirteen political and career appointees as agency liaison to congress.

Deputy Convention Manager, to
American Hospital AssociationCity, ,

Member of senior management team that planned the Republican National Convention. Led convention liaison with elected officials, corporations, trade associations, and labor unions; negotiated major contracts with corporate suppliers; supervised paid and volunteer staff.

Business/Labor Liaison, 04/1985 to 11/1986
1988 Republican National ConventionCity, STATE,

Member of the executive team of the committee and head spokesman and liaison to corporations, trade associations and labor unions on behalf of the campaign committee representing Republican members and candidates

for the House of Representatives. Built private sector coalitions for campaign activities in support of Republican candidates. Supervised PAC Director.

Vice President, Political Affairs, 04/1979 to 04/1985
National Republica Congressional CommitteeCity, STATE,

Directed the national political activities of the country's largest business trade association. Supervised a staff of nineteen who managed association's political action committee including fund-raising, candidate contributions and independent expenditures. Managed association's involvement in political campaigns for candidates and initiatives and referendums. Built and managed association's grassroots lobbying network.

Election Campaign Consultant, 1978 to 03/1979
National Association Of RealtorsCity, STATE,

Managed election campaigns for U.S. Senate ( Colorado ) and House of Representatives ( Louisiana )

Field Staff, 01/1976 to 1978
Randall Moorhead CompanyCity, STATE,

Managed committee activities and resources in Missouri and Kentucky during 1976 presidential campaign. Assigned to Southern states in 1977 to direct activities in mayoral, state legislative and local elections. Member of management team that successfully elected Republican candidate to U.S.House in first special election of Carter Presidency.

Operations Director, Manpower Administration, 08/1973 to 01/1976
Republican National CommitteeCity, STATE,

Chief Operating Officer for county department responsible for administering the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, a federal program to provide vocational training and job opportunities for unemployed county residents.

Bachelor of Arts: Political Science, Expected in
Wright State University - Dayton, OH
: Political Science, Expected in
Miami University - Oxford, OH

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  • Vice President, Government Affairs
  • Director Congressional Affairs, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Deputy Convention Manager
  • Business/Labor Liaison
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  • Election Campaign Consultant
  • Field Staff
  • Operations Director, Manpower Administration


  • Bachelor of Arts

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