About Jason Kravitz
Director of Strategic Communications and Senior Adviser to the President
Office of the President
Jason Kravitz joined the university in July 2015 as director of strategic communications and senior adviser to the president.
He supports the executive leadership of the university by conceiving and implementing an overarching communications strategy to advance the mission and promote awareness of Johns Hopkins.
Kravitz has served in senior communications roles advising cabinet secretaries, foreign leaders, and U.S. senators. As vice president at the Washington-based integrated advocacy and advertising firm GMMB, he provided strategic counsel to some of the world’s largest philanthropic foundations and to federal agencies, governors, and trade associations. Kravitz previously served in the Obama administration as a senior communications adviser to then HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, and spearheaded communications and legislative efforts in the administration’s initiative to end homelessness.
Before joining the administration, Kravitz was director of communications at Direct Relief International and served in a number of roles for Sens. Paul Sarbanes and Edward Kennedy, as well as for Enda Kenny, the taoiseach, or prime minister, of Ireland.
A 2004 graduate of Northeastern University, where he majored in international affairs, Kravitz earned a master’s degree in public policy and administration from the London School of Economics in 2009.