President

Jim Dyke has 20 years of experience working with Fortune 100 and 500 companies, trade associations, public policy makers and national and state political campaigns. He has a track record of helping companies develop strategies that successfully deliver complex messages to targeted audiences.

Jim has worked on four presidential campaigns, managed a congressional campaign and served as a Communications Advisor to President George W. Bush and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. In addition, he served as a Senior Advisor to the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Before founding Jim Dyke & Associates in 2005, now JDA Frontline, Jim served as Communications Director for the Republican National Committee (RNC), where he spearheaded a successful communications strategy that helped re-elect President Bush in 2004. He created innovative earned media campaigns that garnered significant national attention by integrating innovative online components and aggressive outreach, leading to maximized coverage in all areas of the media. Prior to the 2004 election, Jim was the RNC Press Secretary.

Serving as Press Secretary and Spokesman for U.S. Commerce Secretary Donald Evans during the Bush Administration’s first term, Jim handled all media relations including rapid response activities and development and delivery of the Secretary’s message.

Prior to serving in the Bush Administration, Jim built successful coalitions and developed communications strategies for clients of Quinn Gillespie & Associates.

He began his career in Washington, D.C., as a Senate parking lot attendant. In short order, he parlayed a stint as assistant brewmeister at the Capital City Brewing Company into a lobbying position at the Beer Institute.

Described by The Washington Post as a “creative campaigner,” Jim has a proven record of creating innovative communications strategies that help clients achieve their public affairs objectives.

He currently serves on the Board of Charleston Day School and is a past board member of the College of Charleston Communications Advisory Council, Chucktown Squash, American Crossroads, the BB&T Charleston Wine and Food Festival, the USO World Board of Governors and Charleston Habitat for Humanity.

An Arkansas native, Jim is a graduate of the University of Arkansas where he earned a degree in History.

He resides in Charleston with his wife and children.