Jim Messina, BA

Governance Board Member

Patient Safety Movement Foundation
Chief Executive Officer, The Messina Group

Jim Messina is arguably one of the world’s most successful political advisors and was the mastermind behind President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. Messina’s strategies established the modern presidential campaign, and since then, he has gone on to advise presidents and prime ministers on five continents.

In 2013, Messina launched The Messina Group. In this role, Messina provides strategic consulting to businesses around the world. The firm has been involved in winning public policy campaigns on five continents. Clients include Uber, Airbnb, Google, Delta Air Lines, Hutchison Whampoa, and over 70 others.

Previously, Messina served as Deputy Chief of Staff in President Barack Obama’s White House, where he was integral to the passage of the historic health care bill, the economic stimulus act credited with saving the US economy, and the landmark repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”

Messina continues to advise and guide Democratic candidates and organizations at all levels, as well as provide insight on news outlets such as MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, BBC, and others

Jim serves on the boards of Organizing for Action (OFA), Virgin HyperloopOne, Google’s Advanced Technology Panel, Vectra.ai, Pillpack, Patient Safety Movement Foundation, LanzaTech, Hyp3r, the United States Soccer Foundation, and the Montana Land Reliance.