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JACLYN HOUSER, VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Jaclyn Macek Houser is Vice President at Cambridge Global and has over a decade’s worth of experience leading political and advocacy campaigns for candidates, companies, and non-profit organizations.  At Cambridge, she works with government and private sector clients to improve their brand identities and elevate their profiles through traditional and social media channels.  Through her work on behalf of clients, she has engaged high profile journalists from more than 100 publications, ranging from the Washington Post, New York Times, MSNBC, NBC, Associated Press, BBC, Reuters, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and many others from around the world.  Jaclyn also manages all business development opportunities for CGA.

Prior to joining CGA, Jaclyn served as Political and Advocacy Director for the Truman National Security Project, where she oversaw the organization’s political and strategic organizing efforts, including Operation Free – a national, award-winning campaign of more than 5,000 veterans, former military officials and national security leaders advocating for military clean energy and climate change solutions.  She also ran similar campaigns for USAID and nuclear non-proliferation NGOs.  As part of her work with Truman, Jaclyn was the caretaker for more than $2 million in annual grant funding and private donor support.

Her political campaign portfolio also includes serving as Campaign Director for 2012 Congressional candidate Teresa Hensley in Missouri’s 4th District where she oversaw all field, fundraising, communications and political operations. She also served as a Regional Field Director with John Kerry’s 2004 Presidential bid in Michigan. For the last 14 years, Jaclyn has continued to work closely with the Democratic party committees on various communications and grassroots organizing efforts.

From 2010-2012, working for the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), Jaclyn acted as press liaison for the half-million member union and managed all media efforts to support LIUNA’s organizing and political campaigns in the U.S. and Canada.  Prior to that, she served as Director of Marketing & Communications at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (GQR), a Democratic polling firm with clients in more than 80 countries around the world. While at GQR, Jaclyn led all marketing, communications, and brand management for the firm, while directing the publication and promotional book tour of CEO Stan Greenberg’s international-selling book, Dispatches from the War Room.

Jaclyn lives in Annapolis, MD with her husband and toddler son. She holds a Master’s in public policy from George Washington University and a B.A. in social relations from Michigan State.