Elie Jacobs is an independent public affairs and strategic communications consultant and president of New York City based EJ Strategies LLC. With an emphasis on public affairs, message development, media training, media relations and crisis communications he helps corporations, non-profits and high-profile individuals tell their stories and successfully overcome some of their most challenging situations.
Prior to branching out on his own, Elie worked for some of the leading public affairs and strategic communications consultancies in the world, including: Brunswick Group, LLC; Public Strategies, Inc.; Sloane & Company; the Glover Park Group; and the NYC-affiliate of ASGK, M Public Affairs (now known as Kivvit).
Elie has experience working on multifaceted public affairs campaigns, communications programs for complex mergers & acquisitions and IPOs, fast-moving crises and other demanding situations.
In addition to being a seasoned political and corporate strategist, Elie is a sought after commentator on political and national security issues taking place in both the United States and in Israel. A frequent radio and television guest, he regularly contributes opinion pieces to a variety of publications.
Elie began his communications career as a press aide in the post-presidential office of President Bill Clinton, handling Clinton’s briefing materials and working with the news media.
After spending a year in Israel after high school, he graduated from Rutgers University with a dual degree in History and Hebraic Studies. Elie is a partner and co-political director of the New York Chapter of the Truman National Security Project. He was a co-founder of JNFuture (the young leadership of the Jewish National Fund), and a past Carnegie New Leader. He is also the co-editor of Covenantal Imperatives: Essays by Walter S. Wurzburger on Jewish Law, Thought and Community (Urim 2008).