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Jesse Salazar (Chair)

External Relations Manager, Mid-Atlantic McKinsey & Company

Jesse is an External Relations Manager for McKinsey and Company, based in the Washington D.C. office. There, he’s responsible for the firm’s Mid-Atlantic region’s strategic reputation-building program, with a particular emphasis on building the firm’s relationships and content leadership. His areas of expertise include: communications strategy, public engagement, writing, and thought leadership.

Prior to joining McKinsey and Company, he worked as a senior leader at the Council on Foundations and the U.S Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Before those roles, he served in government in the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, in the Office of U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey Jr., on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition, and on former PA Governor Ed Rendell’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs.
He lives in Baltimore with his partner, Tom, a senior official at the U.S. Department of Defense. In their spare time, they run a small inn.