An expert in creating communications strategies, he has been involved in overseeing and implementing crisis preparation, managing product recalls, financial and regulatory issues, and identifying and managing communications issues around complicated litigation for over 25 years.
Mariana is currently a first-year student at the University of Southern California’s Price School for Public Policy, where she is pursuing a masters degree. She brings invaluable skills in political communications as well as a strong background in policy, community service, and Latinx issues to JCI.
Ronald W. Wong professional experience executing and managing communications strategies, government relations, public affairs and business development for Fortune 500 companies, elected officials, government entities, and individuals.
Tom Pernice boasts more than 25 years of executive experience in both the private sector and executive branch of the federal government. He has been appointed by three U.S. Presidents, serving as a senior White House official and diplomat of the U.S. Government, traveling to all 50 states and over 90 countries.
Seth Jacobson is one of the nation’s leading marketing and communications specialists, with more than 25 years of experience in corporate communications, coalition advocacy, and public affairs. He specializes in creating highly effective advocacy programs for companies, governmental agencies, and organizations competing in the new global marketplace.
Daviona has also served twice as a Teaching Fellow with the Breakthrough Collaborative, where she taught core and elective classes to low-income high-achieving middle school students. She brings exceptional skills in research and advocacy to JCI
A long time consultant, she specializes in political advocacy, grassroots community engagement, government relations and policy development.She is currently a Public Relations consultant with the RWJones Company working on water conservation efforts and with the Malibu Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to wildfire recovery and climate change advocacy.
Steve serves as a senior advisor for JCI. With over 30 years of experience with a wide variety of clients and issues, he has a broad range of skills in corporate communications, including strategic and crisis communications, issues management, media training, branding/corporate image, sports public relations, land use, permitting and entitlement, fundraising, government/community relations, and coalition-building.