Better Markets Welcomes Jake Leon as Communications Director
Jake Leon has joined Better Markets, Inc. as the Communications Director. Better Markets is a Washington, DC-based independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes the public interest in the domestic and global financial markets. Jake will be responsible for the entire range of communications activities of the organization and will work directly with Dennis Kelleher, President and CEO.
“I am pleased to welcome Jake to the Better Markets team,” said Mr. Kelleher. “He is a veteran media relations expert whose experience in financial services and public policy communications will enhance our ability to engage with media and other stakeholders on the important issue of reforming the global and domestic financial markets.”
Jake joins Better Markets after more than four years at the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ). As Deputy Director of Communications at the CAQ, Leon was charged with developing and executing media and stakeholder relations strategies that supported the public policy goals of the CAQ and its public company auditing firms. Jake joined the CAQ in 2009.
Jake previously served as Vice President of TheWadeGroup, a DC-based public relations firm, and as Assistant Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, at B&D Consulting. He has extensive public relations, public affairs and strategic media experience for clients in the financial services, energy and healthcare industries.
Jake began his career at the Council on Foundations, where he held a number of positions related to communications, advocacy and strategic planning. He is a graduate of the George Washington University.
Better Markets is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes the public interest in financial reform in the domestic and global capital and commodity markets. Better Markets advocates for transparency, oversight and accountability with the goal of a stronger, safer financial system that is less prone to crisis and failure thereby eliminating or minimizing the need for more taxpayer funded bailouts.