Jesse Blumenthal Manager of Technology & Innovation, Charles Koch Institute

Jesse currently leads technology & innovation policy at the Charles Koch Institute.

​Previously he was the director of client strategy at Engage. At Engage he led policy projects and public affairs campaigns for think tanks, advocacy organizations, trade associations, and corporate clients. Before that he was the public affairs manager at the American Enterprise Institute, connecting AEI scholars’ research to an active news cycle. At AEI he spearheaded several major initiatives, including media coverage of the 2012 Presidential Debate co-hosted by AEI, the Heritage Foundation, and CNN. Prior to joining AEI, he worked on Capitol Hill for then-House Republican Leader John Boehner, where he conducted research into a wide variety of policy areas and contributed to the America Speaking Out project.

Jesse received his B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) and Government from Claremont McKenna College, where he was an active debater and a Harrison Fellow at the Henry Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World.