Jamal Brown is a seasoned communications and policy strategist with a history of successful public affairs practices at the White House, in the non-profit and private sectors, and in politics.
In his six years at the White House, Jamal served most notably as the Press Secretary for the Office of Management and Budget. In this role, he represented the Administration as a spokesperson on federal budget, cybersecurity, digital technology, procurement, federal privacy and financial management policies. He also developed strategy for President Obama's FY 2013 - 2017 federal budgets and helped craft and implement the Administration's crisis management strategy for the largest-ever cybersecurity incident targeting the federal government. Additionally, Jamal developed communication campaigns for major White House initiatives, including for the launch of the U.S. Digital Service, the President’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan, and inaugural White House Open Data Innovation Summit. He also managed the President’s annual SAVE Award program, a national initiative aimed at streamlining government programs and protecting taxpayer dollars.
Prior to the White House, Jamal worked at GLBTQ Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and served on the board of directors of MassEquality. In 2008, OUT Magazine named Jamal one of the 100 most influential LGBTQ Americans of that year. Jamal is from northern California and graduated from Dartmouth College, majoring in both Government and Women's & Gender Studies.