Jessica Mancari is a strategic and creative communication leader in Washington D.C. specializing in executive communication and speechwriting. She helps CEOs, elected officials, and senior leaders shape their reputations and organizational goals through leadership communication, speeches, the evolving media landscape, and business strategies.
She currently leads executive communications for the American Council of Life Insurers, where she is speechwriter for President and CEO Dirk Kempthorne, a former Governor, U.S. Senator, and Presidential cabinet member.
Jessica was previously a Communications Director for a U.S. Congressman and led public and media relations, policy communication, coalition building, and social media and email marketing. She directed several successful website launches, leading one to be named one of the top sites in Congress by the Congressional Management Foundation. Additionally, Jessica advised the leadership of several Congressional caucuses representing hundreds of members of Congress.
Jessica also served as Director of Content Strategy at Washington, D.C. public relations firm Adfero. She directed thought leadership and storytelling campaigns for companies like Philips, Microsoft, UnitedHealth Group and AT&T.
Today, Jessica continues to work with business leaders and government officials in an advisory capacity, providing leadership communication, speechwriting, and speech coaching.
She is a core contributor for online magazine, Bittersweet Monthly. Her work contributed to Bittersweet Monthly receiving a 2017 Webby award nomination, alongside The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Wired..
Jessica holds an M.A. in Communication from The Johns Hopkins University. She received honors for her thesis, which looked at gender and motherhood bias in national news opinion coverage of women executives. She was selected to present her research at the 2015 National Communication Association national convention. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Lee University, where she holds a B.A. in Communication.
Jessica lives with her husband and two children in Arlington, Virginia.