Jessica Stout is a seasoned communications professional with experience in government, political, nonprofit, corporate and issue advocacy communications and a particular expertise in leveraging innovative strategies to affect change in today’s digital news environment. She works on issues from energy and financial services to national service and women’s health.
Jessica has helped to manage numerous public affairs campaigns with diverse goals including impacting regulatory change at federal agencies, building momentum behind legislative action, establishing thought leadership and advocating on behalf of coalitions. She has created and led web-based campaigns to advance policy agendas for nonprofits and coalitions alike, leveraging the development and implementation of digital campaign platforms, message development and social media strategies. Jessica served as a producer for primary debates for the Democratic National Committee, acting as the liaison between campaigns, networks and other partners. She was also the deputy creative director for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Prior to joining Blue Engine Message & Media, Jessica worked as the deputy press secretary to U.S. Senator Tom Udall (NM) where she developed and implemented communications plans on issues including transportation, clean energy, border security and small business. As a communications staffer in the Senate and as press secretary to former U.S. Representative Harry Teague (NM-2), Jessica drove long-term communications strategy through broadcast media outreach, the creation of district-based media events and mastering cutting-edge social media advocacy on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Google+.
Jessica served on the Obama 2012 campaign, coordinating production of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, and on the ground in Colorado coordinating press operations, messaging, event planning and surrogate staffing.
A New Mexico native, Jessica moved to Washington, D.C., after graduating from New Mexico State University where she received a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications.