JASON WHISENANT

Director, Legislative Programs & Strategic Communications

Develops and supervises strategic communications (using graphic design and social media platforms) and programs to strengthen partnerships and understanding between government and constituent stakeholders, national affiliations and the campus community.

Manages legislative bill analysis efforts, including coordination of analyst teams and units and expanding capabilities and functionality of online analysis portal. Provides significant input regarding unit operations, federal and state relations, and strategic planning.

Assists the Office of the President with coordinating activities regarding diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), creating content and digital assets for the university's annual diversity accountability reports, and representing the unit at various campus and national DEI activities.

JASON'S TEXAS A&M STORY

Graduating from University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) in 1999 with degrees in Psychology and Religion, Jason relocated to College Station in 2000, serving as the Service & Production Manager at MicroAge (now Avinext) until 2004. He began his Texas A&M journey in 2005, serving as a proposal administrator with the Texas A&M Research Foundation, assisting faculty with proposal development and submission to federal and private agencies. In 2006, he accepted a position in the Division of Research as an administrative assistant, and worked his way up to the position of Research Development Officer and the Director of the Council of Principal Investigators (CPI). Jason has been with the Office of Government Relations since 2015.