Justin Gibbs

Justin Gibbs

Vice President

Justin Gibbs is a talented public affairs and communications strategist with significant experience helping clients effectively navigate times of great change and challenge to achieve strategic business goals.

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.

Worth Knowing:

  • Has visited over half of our state capitals on his quest to see all
  • Founder of Jarrard’s Wine Club; loves a good red