Jacqulyn is a trusted and outcome-driven communications and stakeholder engagement strategist. With over 20 years of professional experience, she designs and executes integrated public relations, marketing.and issues advocacy strategies to help clients overcome their most pressing communications challenges and accomplish their goals.
Jacqulyn artfully leverages a mix of time-tested methods and out-of-the-box thinking to deliver measurable and effective results. She works with U.S. federal agencies, corporations, think tanks, trade associations, professional societies, colleges and universities, coalitions and startups.
Jacqulyn tackles diverse and complex issues related to energy policy, waste-to-energy technology, the siting and permitting of new facilities, environmental remediation, agriculture biotech, and a host of social causes related to financial technology and literacy, racial literacy and equity, U.S. homelessness, and the roles of gender and race in law enforcement.
Throughout her career, she has supported Mastercard, Master Your Card, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Soybean Export Council, the American Petroleum Institute, the American Chemistry Council, CleanBay Renewables, the National Association of Manufacturers, the Direct Selling Association, National Grid, Dominion Energy, the National Academy of Sciences, the Center for Effective Public Policy, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and several colleges and universities.
In 2020, Jacqulyn formed Oak Hill Strategies. In less than a month's time, she established an expansive portfolio of clients, many of whom she supported in her past work. Oak Hill Strategies intersects Jacqulyn's insightful approach to communications, matched with her detailed understanding of various industries, technology, policy and social issues. In short, Oak Hill allows her to advocate for issues and opportunities that improve the quality of life for all Americans through economic, technological and social impact.
Prior to Oak Hill, Jacqulyn served as a vice president at Potomac Communications Group for 14 years. There, she led client account teams, and developed and managed the successful execution of communications strategies. As a member of the executive leadership team, Jacqulyn supported the agency’s marketing and business development, staff development and new employee recruitment and overall operations.
Before joining PCG in 2005, Jacqulyn worked as a public relations associate at Stratfor, a geopolitical intelligence agency. There she executed media outreach activities to expand the visibility of the agency’s insights into political, economic and military analyses. Prior to that, she served as a communications advisor to senior U.S. Air Force officials at the Pentagon on issues related to information, technology, financial management, installations, logistics and health affairs. She set communication strategies and served as a spokesperson to address some of the Air Force’s most volatile issues.
Jacqulyn is a graduate of Howard University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with a concentration in public relations and a minor in digital design. She, along with her husband, Cassius, and their three boys, reside in Prince George's County, Maryland, where they are active members of the community.