Jessy Tolkan

President, Tolkan & Co.

Jessy Tolkan
Jessy Tolkan is the President of Tolkan & Co., a progressive strategy firm specializing in large-scale advocacy campaigns that disrupt politics, culture, and polluting industries. With clients ranging from the Working Families Party to the Renault-Nissan Corporation, Jessy creates and executes innovative campaigns with an eye towards transformative change.

Jessy has spent most of her career working to build power in the Progressive moment, with an expertise on mobilizing the millennial generation. In 2004, as state director for the New Voters Project, Tolkan helped to register more than 130,000 young voters and produced one of the highest youth turnout rates in the country. This cutting edge research and campaigning provided the foundation for the historic youth strategies employed in the 2008 Presidential Election.

Jessy Tolkan received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Political Science, and is nearing completion of a joint MBA and JD at Georgetown University. In 2008, Rolling Stone Magazine named her one of the 100 agents of change in America.


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