As a golf standout in high school and college, Jay believed that the key to a perfect golf swing was knowing at exactly what stage of the swing to exert the maximum force. Too much strength too early or too late can lead to disastrous results.
That lesson translated beautifully later when Jay swung for a career in politics and public affairs.
Jay has been a fixture in Texas government and political circles for over a decade. He began his career in the State Legislature in both the House and Senate and went on to work as a political consultant and communications strategist on numerous campaigns across the state of Texas. In the last several years, he has been at the forefront of many of the largest and most important campaigns and projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He played critical roles in shaping issue debates throughout the state including repeal of the Wright Amendment, the Dallas and Fort Worth Trinity River Projects, the Dallas Convention Center Hotel, and North Texas’s attempt to buy water from the state of Oklahoma. Jay also was part of the team for the advertising campaigns for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and combined water conservation campaigns for Dallas Water Utilities and the Tarrant Regional Water District.
Jay received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and serves on the boards of the Trinity Commons Foundation, the Dallas Cup, and Friends of Fair Park. A rabid college football fan, he and his wife, Katy, live in Dallas’s Lakewood neighborhood with their son Link, daughter Reese, and dogs Owen and McKenzie.