Director for Strategic Communications
Having previously managed the energy and efficiencies portfolio while on BENS’ projects team, James now serves as Director for Strategic Communications, overseeing BENS’ internal and external messaging and branding. Prior to joining BENS, James worked for the Truman National Security Project where he oversaw political advocacy efforts in the South, with a particular focus on leading Operation Free – an award-winning campaign that discussed the national security implications of U.S. energy policy. James is additionally a former campaign and legislative staffer for U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill where he handled a policy portfolio that included energy, environment, and trade issues. James is a graduate of the University of Missouri.