Jessica Stout is a seasoned communications professional with experience in government, political, nonprofit and corporate communications. At Seven Letter, Jessica helps manage 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.
Previously, Jessica worked for Blue Engine Message & Media, which merged with JDA Frontline in 2018 to form Seven Letter. At Blue Engine, Jessica created and led web-based campaigns to advance policy agendas for nonprofits and coalitions alike, leveraging the development and implementation of digital campaign platforms, messaging strategies and social media efforts. Jessica has a particular expertise in planning communications events that enhance brand awareness and drive campaign messages. She previously 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.
Jessica’s political experience allows her to combine the rapid response nature of political campaigns with the long-term brand strategy of corporate communications to achieve client goals in a fast-paced media environment. She previously worked as the deputy press secretary to U.S. Senator Tom Udall (NM) and as press secretary to former U.S. Representative Harry Teague (NM-2). Jessica also 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. She currently resides in New Mexico with her husband and son