Jim has provided communications and writing support for WCIT since 2019.  Experienced in both corporate and government public relations, Jim served in several media and policy communications roles in his 17 years at Microsoft.  Prior to joining the technology sector, Jim worked in the Federal Government with roles at the Commerce and State Departments as well as serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Communications and leading Public Affairs for the International Trade Administration.  Jim is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and resides in Sammamish, Washington with his wife, teenage son and golden retriever.