Jim Messina is the President and CEO of The Messina Group, a firm that provides strategic consulting to political campaigns, advocacy organizations and businesses who want to build movements, services and products that succeed by being data driven, digitally-savvy and grassroots focused.
Mr. Messina was the campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, which revolutionized the way that political campaigns reach voters and transformed how politics, technology and innovation influence each other. A pioneer in this field, his advice is sought by organizations adopting groundbreaking approaches and innovative strategies, whether in business or politics.
Mr. Messina served as Deputy Chief of Staff to President Obama from 2009 to 2011. In that role, he was integral to the passage of the landmark health care and economic stimulus bills. Mr. Messina has overseen and consulted on political campaigns across the country.
Mr. Messina is a graduate of the University of Montana where he earned a B.A. in political science.