Founding Partner Jody Trapasso’s career has placed him at the highest levels of government, political campaigns, business, law, and philanthropy.
Jody has broad experience providing strategic counsel on public policy, communications, and reputation management matters. He ran the External Affairs Department for a major North American automaker, where he directed government relations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, led the company’s philanthropic efforts, and oversaw civic engagement, employee volunteerism, and community relations programs. Jody also served on the company’s Sustainability Steering Committee, Social Cause Marketing Committee, and Group Diversity Council. He has held senior positions with global law firms, advising clients on a wide-range of domestic and international issues.
He has played senior roles with presidential campaigns and at the Democratic National Committee, with experience in debate preparation, voter protection programs, major donor fundraising, communications and media relations, and national party conventions. Jody served as a political appointee in the Clinton Administration, working both in the White House and the Department of State.