Director of Public Affairs, Trinity Industries Inc.
Jack has more than 25 years' experience in governmental affairs and public relations with vast experience in community outreach, media relations, employee communications, crisis communications, executive media training, special events, issues management and strategic planning. He has extensive international experience, primarily in Asia and the Middle East, where he lived and worked for more than five years.
Upon retiring as a U.S. Naval officer in 2006, Jack joined Trinity Industries as the Director of Community Outreach. Since then he has held a number of positions within Trinity such as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Trinity Structural Towers, and Chief of Staff to the Group President of the Construction, Energy, Marine and Components Group. He has been the Director of Public Affairs, directing and managing all government relations for Trinity Industries since 2008. Jack is the chief federal and state lobbyist for Trinity, and also manages special projects concerning facility expansions. Jack is also the President of the Trinity Industries Employee Political Action Committee (TIEPAC). As President of TIEPAC he is responsible for all political action committee fund raising efforts and political contributions.
Jack was born in Tacoma, Washington, but has considered Texas his home since his graduation from Texas A&M University in 1986, with a bachelor's degree in history. He attended the American University in Washington DC, where he was awarded a Master's Degree in Journalism in 1997.
Jack is extremely active in the Dallas community, involved in youth mentoring programs and coaching several youth sports. In 2004, he was chosen from applicants across the country to be one of 25 young leaders at the American Council on Germany's Young Leader Conference. He is a member of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce Sustainable Technologies Committee and the City of Dallas, South Dallas Task Force. He has serves on the Executive Board of the Texas Association of Manufacturers and as a Director of the Texas Taxpayers and Research Associaton. Jack also serves on the National Association of Manufacturers Public Affairs Steering Committee and the legislative committees of the American Wind Energy Association, the National Readimix Concrete Association, and the American Traffic Safety Services Association. Past Board Directorships include: The Family Place, as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Plano Sports Authority - Little League Baseball.