Jay Vincent is the original Outreach Expert. Inspired by the Mendoza College of Business’ Ask More of Business™ mission, he founded Outreach Experts on the belief that companies and organizations have an obligation to build meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with the communities and stakeholders they intersect.

That is why Outreach Experts helps its clients harness public participation techniques, campaign and stakeholder engagement tactics and technology to authentically engage key stakeholders, create more effective external affairs departments and become better citizens.

Over a career spanning nearly two decades, he has trained civic and political activists in emerging democracies, worked with leaders on Capitol Hill, managed political and issue campaigns in more than three dozen states and consulted Fortune 500 companies confronted by activists undermining their social license to operate. He has earned a reputation as a trusted external affairs advisor and innovator who helps organizations objectively see through controversy to create meaningful relationships and valuable partnerships with the communities they intersect. 

When he isn't spending time with his wife, Kelly, their two children and his loyal four-legged companion Samson, he shares his insights with others at conferences and private gatherings around the world.