A former D.C.-based television news writer and producer, Jamie Shor served as press secretary to U.S. Representative Sam Gejdenson of Connecticut during his historic 1994 21-vote victory. She promoted an agenda that included campaign finance reform, healthcare reform, and environmental and trade issues. After Capitol Hill, Jamie was named Communications Director for Handgun Control, Inc. and the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence. She served as a spokesperson for Jim and Sarah Brady and was a lead strategist for gun control and education initiatives.
Opening her own firm in 1997, Jamie has served a variety of clients including the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production, The Henry L. Stimson Center, the Collaborative Initiatives at MIT and World Wildlife Fund. Jamie’s most recent campaigns include media and outreach for the Oscar Nominated documentary “The Invisible War” (2012), Eugene Jarecki’s exploration of the war on drugs, “The House I Live In” (2012) and Robert Redford’s “The Conspirator” (2010).
She is the co-founder of the Impact Arts and Film Fund, which produced the Impact Film Festival at the 2008 and 2012 Democratic and Republican Conventions. The festival was featured multiple times in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, National Journal, The Hill, Roll Call and many other key trade and political publications.
Jamie Shor holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.