As President of Advantage Associates, Jake brings a wide variety of campaign, public affairs, public relations, issue advocacy, lobbying, coalition building and fundraising experience to the table for clients.
Previously, Jake was Communications and Policy Director for Americans For Prosperity-Michigan, Senior Account Executive at Rossman Public Relations, Press Secretary for the House Republican Communications Office, and Deputy Research Director for the Michigan Republican Party. Jake, a registered lobbyist, has been a frequent guest on public affairs programs such as television’s Off The Record with Tim Skubick, and in the Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint, Saginaw, Ann Arbor, Benton Harbor, Traverse City, Jackson and Marquette radio markets. Jake has also been quoted by the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Grand Rapids Press, Reason Magazine, Oakland Press, Gongwer, MIRS, The Daily Beast and the American Spectator.
A graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University, Jake is also President of the Lansing Charter Academy Board of Directors and serves on the REO Town Commercial Association’s Economic Development Committee.
Kevin brings a wealth of new media savvy and general campaign know-how to Advantage Associates as Vice President. Kevin has provided online, creative and campaign management solutions for a dozen congressional and state legislative races, in addition to numerous statewide, judicial and local campaigns and businesses. A Michigan State University graduate, Kevin also served as Jackson County Republican Party Chairman for the 2009-2010 election cycle in which Republicans picked up all three state legislative seats and the Congressional seat.