Jarad Geldner leads strategic public affairs campaigns for clients in sectors including tech, telecom, defense and aerospace, and cannabis. He brings nearly two decades of experience to his work counseling clients facing the toughest corporate, regulatory, and public affairs challenges in the world. Jarad has worked to advance the interests of Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments, major grassroots organizations, and international nonprofits.
Prior to joining S-3, Jarad served in a leadership role at Hill and Knowlton Strategies (H+K) where he ran large teams helping public affairs clients in the cannabis, tech, manufacturing, and defense and national security sectors.
Prior to joining H+K, Jarad spent four years leading a boutique communications firm where worked on major crises and legislative and regulatory campaigns in the tech and telecom space, as well as more than six years in a leading role at one of Washington’s premier lobbying and public affairs firms, GPG. There, Jarad worked in the firm’s international, transportation, and tech and telecom practices. Jarad also served as a key member of the firm’s crisis team, helping Toyota and Sea World successfully navigate brand-threatening crises, among several others.
Jarad began his career in the political department at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), where he managed key relationships and built capacity for the organization’s grassroots work for campaigns and elections. He earned his B.A. in International Relations at American University in Washington, DC.