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Jonathan Mantz
Principal, BGR Government Affairs
Expertise Senior political strategist with strong relationships with Democrats at federal, state and local levels; understanding of intersection of politics, policy and legislative process; leveraging allies and third-party groups to maximize branding and messaging for Fortune 500 companies, non profits and NGOs.
Industry sectors Energy, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Trade and International Affairs
Professional experience Hillary Clinton for President in 2008, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Podesta Mattoon
Contact 202-661-6318, jmantz@bgrdc.com
Jonathan Mantz is a Principal of BGR Government Affairs and joined the firm in 2009. He leads the firm’s Democratic outreach efforts. Over the past two decades, Jonathan has held senior positions to elect Democrats to the White House, Senate, House of Representatives and governorships. A leading political strategist, he has raised nearly half a billion dollars over his career with Democratic campaigns.

At BGR, Jonathan works with clients that include Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, non-profits and research institutions, leveraging his experience and expertise to provide a wide range of services in government relations and public affairs.

As a member of the Finance Committee of the Democratic Governors Association, he works with Democratic governors and gubernatorial candidates across the country. He is also a Business Council member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Jonathan provides counsel and executes strategies that deliver results for his clients in Washington, D.C. and in state capitals across the U.S. He works with clients to establish public-private partnerships and helps organizations create and enhance advisory boards and boards of directors. His recommendations improve organizations’ market standing by increasing revenues or fundraising, developing high-level messaging for the media or public events, and exponentially increasing networking and exposure to new communities and constituencies.

Jonathan served as National Finance Director for then-Senator Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign throughout 2007–2008 and was responsible for creating and implementing fundraising strategies and managing a staff of 60. The campaign raised more than $235 million in an 18-month period.

From 2003 to 2005, Jonathan was a Principal at PodestaMattoon, where he implemented outreach strategies and messaging to help clients’ achieve political, policy and communications goals. He served as Deputy Executive Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) in 2004, where he revitalized the DSCC’s fundraising operation, more than doubling what the committee raised in a single year. Jonathan was the Finance Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee from 1998 to 2002 for former Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt.

Jonathan has been quoted by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Politico and Roll Call.

Born in the suburbs of Philadelphia and a die-hard Eagles fan, Jonathan is a graduate of Ithaca College in New York. He has two sons, Max and Zack. His family resides in Potomac, Md.; they are members of Har Shalom Synagogue. Jonathan serves on the advisory boards of Petra Solar Corporation, Priorities USA, 100k Strong Foundation and is a mentor to start-up companies at 1776, a Washington D.C. incubator and accelerator platform for start-up companies and entrepreneurs.


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