Jay brings 40 years of professional experience in journalism and public affairs management to Kamer Consulting. Throughout his long career, he has guided businesses and nonprofit organizations through a variety of issues ranging from crisis planning and management to: public policy, the media, employee and labor relations, mergers, corporate social responsibility, government and political affairs, executive communications, social activism, product liability and community relations.
He has worked with clients in industries as diverse as transportation, healthcare, consumer brands, technology and more. See full list here.
Corporate Communications Training
Jay has directed communications training programs for more than 6,000 corporate executives, as well as physicians, lawyers, Salvation Army officers and others seeking assistance with media communications. He has also presented to journalism, public relations, nonprofit and other industry conferences.
Jay began working for his family-owned daily newspaper in Southern Louisiana. After graduating from the University of Missouri, he moved on to editorial positions at larger publications in California, Florida, Oklahoma, New York and Illinois. Newspapers and staff under his direction were continually honored for their writing, photography, design and overall excellence.
In 1993, he served as Media Coordinator for the Polly Klaas Foundation in Petaluma, developing strategies and media relations with the local, national and international news outlets. He continues to provide pro bono support to the Foundation.
Jay is a former president of the board of directors for the Committee on the Shelterless (COTS) in Petaluma. He also has served on the board of directors of the Osher/Marin Jewish Community Center and the Polly Klaas Foundation. He was a member of the Rotary Club of San Rafael, CA and the Marin County chapter of the American Heart Association.
Current and Past Clients:
- Air Transport Association
- Atlantic Southeast Airlines
- Aviation Safety Alliance
- Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
- Arnold Palmer Golf Management
- American Water Works Association
- BHP Copper
- British Airways
- CaP Cure
- California High-Speed Rail Authority
- California Highway Patrol
- California State Automobile Association
- Crystal Geyser
- Galaxy Logistics
- Integrated Environmental Systems
- Jack’s Family Restaurants
- Kaiser Permanente
- Levi Strauss & Co.
- Macy’s West
- Miami University
- Osher/Marin Jewish Community Center
- Marin General Hospital
- McKesson HBOC
- Midwest Express
- Midwest ISO
- Pacific Telesis
- Petaluma Health Care District
- Rolls-Royce North America
- The Salvation Army
- Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
- Sonoma County Regional Parks
- REACH Air Medical Services
- Summit Logistics