Senior Account Executive
Jay is a digital strategist with a penchant for understanding social media and an unabashed appetite for social change. At Spitfire, they support the fight for a more just and equitable world with clients like Demos and Envisioning Justice. A community organizer and advocate for racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights, gender equity, poverty alleviation, and prison/police abolition, Jay joined Spitfire with a deeply personal connection to the team’s work.
Before joining, they ran social media for biotech/health start-up, Elysium Health. There, they were responsible for community management, crisis management, social copywriting, and social content strategy. Through their previous experience with ad agencies, Digitas and the Bloc, Jay learned the ins and outs of consumer-facing marketing, brand building, and effective strategies – providing them an excellent foundation for coming on board at Spitfire. Their experience with healthcare, particularly, bolstered their urgent desire for upheaval toward the status quo.
Jay is a native New Yorker, with roots in Brooklyn and Bridgeport, CT. They moved back to the city after graduating from Wheaton College with honors in 2015. At Wheaton, they majored in French studies and minored in journalism. Central to Jay’s goals has always been helping people connect and create and creating community as a result.
Their simpler pleasures include cocktail bars, movie-watching and eating out.