James McIntosh is the director of public affairs and communications at MJE Marketing in San Diego. He has extensive public relations and strategic communication experience in the health care, education, business and nonprofit worlds, as well as a wide-ranging background in public affairs and community engagement.
At MJE, McIntosh has helped lead the development and implementation of community outreach and public affairs programs for a number of initiatives including social marketing for the HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch of San Diego County Public Health Services, the rebrand and relaunch of San Diego County Office of Education - Momentum Learning, communications support for the $2 billion Mid-Coast Corridor Project and communications planning for Oceanside Unified School District. He serves in a top leadership role at the agency and is responsible for the development and execution of comprehensive communication plans, key message development, media/spokesperson training and crisis management for clients in the health care, transportation, tourism, hospitality and government arenas.
Prior to joining MJE, McIntosh served as a communications consultant for various high-profile projects in Washington state including Tesoro’s Clean Products Upgrade Project in Anacortes, the municipal jail planning project in North/East King County, Global to Local in SeaTac and Tukwila and The Museum of Flight’s effort to secure one of the retiring NASA space shuttles.
As part of these efforts he organized and helped lead opinion campaigns, media events, public forms and EIS hearings. In addition to his public affairs experience at PR firms, McIntosh also worked on the communication team for former Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire’s 2008 re-election campaign.