Gibbs came to Jarrard from the headquarters of FleishmanHillard, the St. Louis-based global communications firm. At FleishmanHillard he oversaw public affairs and grassroots campaigns, provided strategic legislative and communication counsel and led advocacy efforts for clients in the healthcare and manufacturing sectors.
Prior to entering the private sector, he spent a nearly a decade in politics, serving as a key staff member on Capitol Hill and managing political campaigns on the state and federal levels. Gibbs served Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) as deputy chief of staff where he led political, legislative and communications strategy. He also led communications efforts for Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR).
Gibbs began his career leading the 2008 and 2010 reelection efforts for Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO). In that role, he was responsible for developing campaign messaging, organizing grassroots volunteers and working with third party interest groups. He also led a special election for the Missouri General Assembly in 2009.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Southeast Missouri State University and a Masters of Communication in Journalism and Public Policy from American University in Washington D.C.