Areas of expertise:
- Digital communication and leadership
- Generational leadership
- Team development
Jake Brewer works with political groups, businesses, and nonprofits to build networks of people who translate big ideas and good intentions into effective, responsible reality. Most recently, he served as the Engagement Director in the leadership of the Sunlight Foundation, managing Sunlight’s campaigns, communications, events, and multimedia production. Before that, Jake helped lead the Energy Action Coalition, which brought more than 12,000 people to Washington, D.C., to lobby for clean energy reform at Power Shift ’09, and mobilized 350,000 “climate voters” in 10 weeks in the 2008 U.S. elections.
In his otherwise diverse career — from the innards of Washington, D.C., to the Persian Gulf to the outer reaches of Mongolia or East Africa — Jake has run large international events, led national campaigns, directed PR and communication teams, designed robust national partnerships between companies and nonprofits, built websites, created distributed events and crowd-sourced design projects, and shared untold stories through video, visualizations, and photography.
Outside the office, he is a former All-American triathlete, a published photographer and writer, and serves as an adviser, committee member, or board member for a variety of causes and organizations.
Jake loves and is especially talented at:
- Creating networks of people around new ideas, causes, or organizations who come together to solve problems. He is passionate and well-studied in applied network theory and behavioral psychology.
- Building coalitions of seemingly disparate government, corporate, and nonprofit groups to make something better.
- Understanding and using the social Internet to spread ideas and generate conversation.
- Producing compelling, beautiful multimedia stories (through video, visualizations, animations, or info-graphics) that explain complex concepts and ultimately move people to action.
- Campaign, nonprofit, and network-centric organization management.
- In-person training.