Vice President of Administration
Juven Jacob is a political strategist and consultant in Washington, D.C. Currently, Juven serves in the United States Congress on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Formally, he was the President and CEO of Juven Jacob Consulting, LLC, where he built comprehensive strategic campaign plans for candidates of various levels of office across the country. Juven builds out the infrastructure and operations of the campaign from the ground up. Juven also traveled to swing states on the campaign trail as a Lead Campaign Director during the 2020 presidential election.
He attends George Washington University’s School of Political Management, working towards his Master’s Degree in Legislative Affairs. Juven was picked to serve as an Ambassador to the Graduate School of Political Management, where he maintains a 3.95 GPA. Juven also serves as the Vice President of Administration for Capital Stonewall Democrats, an affiliated organization of the Washington D.C. Democratic Party.
Formerly, Juven served as the Special Assistant to the President of the John F. Kennedy Center. At the Kennedy Center, his prime responsibility was to ensure the president was fully prepared and briefed for meeting with donors, board of trustee members, ambassadors, high-level dignitaries, artistic partners, local government officials, members of Congress, and other stakeholders to the institution. In addition, Juven was the liaison between the Office of the President and the top leadership of the nations’ flagship cultural campus. As a result, the Kennedy Center finished a historic $250 million campaign to create the REACH, the first-ever expansion in the institution’s history.
In 2014, he joined President Barack Obama’s “Organizing for Action.” Then, without hesitation, he packed up two suitcases and moved to Washington. Now more than six years later, he is proud to call D.C. home. But, in many ways, it was a path set in motion years earlier at the University of Houston, where Juven graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Political Science. As an undergrad, he served as the Secretary to the student body's Public Relations Student Society of America. He traveled with the leadership team to New York City and New Orleans to present several public relations campaigns to the association. As a result, Juven was awarded the National Leadership Scholarship from the Hispanic Student Association and writer of the year.
Juven worked for more than ten years as a communications director and legal assistant for Reich & Binstock, LLP, a nationally recognized law firm advancing the interest and practice of the firm by implementing a strategic communications plan, drafting press releases, media advisories, fact sheets, and talking points. At the firm, he managed four assistants and handled the communications and schedules for six attorneys, including the principles.
Juven volunteered for former Houston Mayor Bill White during his 2003 mayoral bid and in 2010 when he was the nominee for Governor. Also, Juven worked to successfully re-elect Houston Mayor Annise Parker in 2013, a historic race as the first openly LGBTQ candidate. Before relocating to Washington, D.C., Juven was actively working for Senator Wendy Davis' campaign as the Texas Democratic candidate for Governor of Texas.
In addition to his corporate, political, and non-profit work, Juven served as the Public Relations Director for LIVE CONSORTIUM. This 501(c)(3) non-profit organization provides HIV and Anti-Stigma education, support, advocacy, and research-based programs. In anticipation of moving to Washington, D.C., Juven accepted a position on the Board of Advisors for LIVE CONSORTIUM.
He is an avid runner and thrives off the commitment and dedication it takes to train for marathons. He enjoys biking, reading, and spending time with his friends in his free time. He tries to make it to Houston as often as possible to see his family and friends, especially his mom.