Vice President, Public Affairs

Adam Temple currently serves as Vice President of Public Affairs at JDA Frontline. He has a wealth of experience directing national and multi-state public affairs operations that communicate legislative or regulatory issues in a manner easily understood by stakeholders. He has also worked in key public affairs roles on the Presidential, senatorial and statehouse levels.

Since 2007, Adam has served as a client lead for JDA managing public policy campaigns related to healthcare, tax and governmental reforms.

Adam has long served as an advisor to the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) starting in 2010 when he led a 42-state communications strategy that made history when Republicans picked up 20 state legislative chambers. In 2012, he advised the RSLC when the party saw a net gain in 30 legislative chambers and again in 2014 when they won more state legislative seats than at any time since 1928.

Adam has managed public affairs on many state issues including sentencing and correctional system reform, the medically underserved and American manufacturing.

Prior to joining JDA Frontline in 2007, Adam was U.S. Sen. John McCain’s spokesman for his presidential race in South Carolina. He previously served as press secretary to U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint where he devised and executed a strategy to communicate the Senator’s policy proposals on international trade to a manufacturing-heavy state.

Before his work in the U.S. Senate, Adam was the Deputy Press Secretary at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) during the 2002 and 2004 election cycles.

Adam is originally from Greenville, South Carolina and graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a degree in Journalism/Public Relations.