Who We Are

Who We Are

Jamie Fontaine:

As founder and president of Fontaine & Company, Jamie heads one of only a few organizations in the country specializing in corporate and issue-based community education and constituency building. A respected grassroots advocacy and public affairs firm, Jamie leads a talented team serving non-profit organizations, electoral campaigns, corporations and advocacy groups to successfully plan and execute campaigns rooted in sound messaging and strategic platforms.

Integrating multi-faceted, old-fashioned advocacy strategies with 21st Jamie delivers a unique value proposition and unparalleled results for her clients. Her success is built on understanding the unique outcomes each client seeks, and executing tailored advocacy programs to deliver meaningful and measurable results.

Prior to Fontaine & Company, Jamie ran candidate and issue campaigns from Los Angeles to Charleston, and in between. She elected Wendy Davis to the Texas Senate in 2008, defeating a 20-year incumbent Republican in a Texas district that hadn’t voted for a Democratic president in decades and ran the South Carolina Congressional campaign of first time candidate Linda Ketner, who became the first openly LGBT candidate to ever win nomination in the conservative state, and century communications savvy, the first woman ever nominated in the 1st District. Jamie was senior consultant with Burnside & Associates, a campaign management and public affairs firm that specializes in grassroots electoral campaigns and lobbying efforts to promote both candidates and issues. She also spent time as the National Political Director at the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, where she trained candidates and political action committees and developed national electoral strategies for the organization. Prior to that, Jamie was Deputy Campaign Manager and Political Director for then-Congressman Ben Cardin’s successful U.S. Senate bid, and managed three of Cardin's previous Congressional races.

With deep roots in the community, Jamie has served on numerous boards including the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, Baltimore County Commission for Women and Maryland NARAL. In 2004, she founded and chaired the Democratic Women’s PAC of Maryland, an organization developed to elect qualified women to local and state office. She is currently a member of the 2014 GBC LEADERship class. Jamie is a runner, animal lover and foodie. She and her wife live in Baltimore City.