Jon Haber

President & Founder

 

An expert at helping organizations, businesses and candidates manage their reputations and respond to changing media, marketplace and political environments, Jon Haber has worked with some of the world’s most recognized brands and individuals.

Jon is the president of Cascade Strategy, Inc., a strategic communications consultancy he founded in Washington, DC, in 2009. A native of Los Angeles, Jon has a BA from UCLA and a JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Before founding Cascade Strategy, Jon led the repositioning, revitalization and turnaround of one of the nation’s most powerful professional associations, the American Association for Justice (AAJ). As CEO, he reframed the debate about civil justice issues, developed a more forward-thinking communications strategy, established an online presence for AAJ and led the rebranding and change of the organization’s name.

Jon is the president of Cascade Strategy, Inc., a strategic communications consultancy he founded in Washington, DC, in 2009.

 

Prior to AAJ, Jon was a senior partner at Fleishman-Hillard, then the world’s largest public relations, public affairs and marketing company. At Fleishman, Jon developed and managed a highly successful public affairs and corporate communications consulting practice for technology companies, non-profits and foundations.

During the Clinton Administration, Jon was special counsel to the president at the Overseas Private Investment Corp. Earlier he was chief of staff/general counsel for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and counsel/communications director for Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

He worked on five presidential campaigns including Howard Dean, Bill Clinton, Richard Gephardt, Walter Mondale and Edward Kennedy. He also practiced law in San Francisco.

Jon currently teaches a graduate course on crisis communications at the Harvard Kennedy School and has taught public affairs communications for graduate students at Georgetown University. He lectures extensively elsewhere on politics, public policy and organizational management.