Jon Downs is a founding and managing partner of FP1 Strategies and PLUS Communications. As an award-winning writer, director, and producer, he leads the firm’s creative division and develops strategic advertising for issue campaigns, political candidates, and ballot initiatives.

Jon specializes in high-impact messaging that resonates across mediums to persuade voters, opinion leaders, and decision-makers. He has produced reputation advertising campaigns for a wide range of Fortune 500 clients, including one of the world’s largest privately held renewable energy companies and a major telecommunications firm in the middle of a large-scale merger. Global technology firms rely on his expertise for issue advocacy and issue education. Jon’s work has also played an instrumental role in the election of 31 U.S. Senators, 8 Governors, and 56 Members of Congress.

Jon and his colleagues have won over 100 prestigious awards from industry peers. The National Review has referred to him as “a political operative turned media maestro.”

He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and lives in Virginia with his family.