Jason C. Jarrell
Managing Partner and Head of Global Practice
Jason C. Jarrell is managing partner at Interel’s Washington, D.C., office and heads the firm’s global practice, as well as managing the Interel Global Partnership (IGP), the leading independent network of public affairs firms, which covers 70 markets worldwide. Jason additionally manages Interel’s relationships with strategic partners, such as the PLUS network.
At Interel Jason advises senior-level corporate and association executives on global public affairs capacity building and management, as well as international advocacy and stakeholder engagement strategies. He helps clients develop and implement multi-market programs that “connect the dots” across borders and that manage risk, while tapping into international market opportunities.
Jason brings to Interel more than fifteen years’ international experience in the private and public sectors covering corporate public affairs, diplomacy, trade, knowledge management, and executive education. Before joining Interel, Jason headed the international practice at the Public Affairs Council in Washington, where he led executive programming and research on global public affairs management. Prior to that role, Jason held senior-level international consulting positions, developing and leading multi-market government relations and stakeholder programs for a diverse client list that included international financial institutions, natural resource and energy companies, healthcare companies, the U.S. Department of Treasury, and international non-profit organizations. Jason also worked in international affairs for a multinational oil and gas company in Russia, managing stakeholder engagement with global organizations and the diplomatic community.
A Russian specialist, Jason began his career with the U.S. Department of State at the American Embassy in Moscow. Jason has bachelor’s degrees in political science and Russian & Eastern European studies from the University of Illinois, as well as graduate degrees in public administration and international relations from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he also taught a course on U.S. foreign policy. Jason speaks Russian fluently and has a working knowledge of Uzbek. A native of Illinois, Jason resides in Washington, D.C., and is engaged in the local community, serving on the boards of the Chamber Dance Project and the alumni council of Cultural Vistas.