Jared Parks is an accomplished public affairs professional with more than a decade of experience in advocacy and government. As a Vice President at The Herald Group, Jared engages an extensive network of state, national, and international third party relationships to help clients build and manage winning coalitions and issue advocacy campaigns.
Most recently, Jared served as the Executive Director of Advocacy and Public Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), a major division of the world’s largest business association. In this role, he was responsible for developing and implementing integrated advocacy strategies to advance the Chamber’s innovation-related priorities domestically and in key international markets.
To this end, Jared built and managed a global network of alliances, oversaw strategic communications, and developed innovative approaches to engage Capitol Hill and the Administration to move the needle on critical issues for the business community.
Jared also served in the George W. Bush administration as a politically-appointed legislative specialist to the Secretary of Commerce, where he focused on issues relating to trade, economic development, and immigration. He has also worked in government relations for clients in the financial services arena, and has experience working with political campaigns at the congressional and presidential levels.
Originally from Rhode Island, Jared earned his undergraduate degree as an honors program scholar at the George Washington University, where he studied international relations with a concentration in international economics.