JKH Consulting is a full-service public affairs firm dedicated to creating tailored solutions for clients in industries ranging from infrastructure to real estate to business advocacy to the nonprofit sector. Founded in 2016, we play a critical role on projects totaling more than $2.5 Billion, including transformational investments in the communities of South Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Compton and Phoenix.
We have led winning outreach and media campaigns for real estate developers (residential, industrial, mixed-use and hotel), municipalities, city and state elected officials, rail car manufacturers, business associations and non-profit organizations. Specializing in large-scale infrastructure projects, we have managed community outreach programs to ensure that diverse neighborhoods thrive during heavy construction. We are proud to have connected hundreds of small businesses and job seekers with potential opportunities on large infrastructure projects, partnering with business and construction trades alike. We have also led social media campaigns, including geo-targeted advertising, to reach a new generation of stakeholders. We are a certified DBE firm.
About Jamarah Hayner
In her decade of experience, JKH Consulting President Jamarah Hayner has led community involvement efforts for both public- and private-sector clients, as well as for leading elected officials in New York, Southern California and Phoenix. Throughout her career, she has helped clients ensure that communities and small businesses are valued stakeholders in projects affecting their neighborhoods, with a special focus in the areas of transportation, aviation, real estate and housing policy and workforce development. She has played a key strategic role in business pursuits totaling more than $3 billion, assisting clients in growing their market share in new sectors and regions. A tested communications advisor, she has led successful earned and paid media campaigns and represented clients as a spokesperson in outlets including the Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio and Business Journal affiliates, as well as numerous local and new media outlets.
Jamarah’s career includes successful tenures in the administrations of several of the nation’s leading elected officials. She began her career in the office of New York City Mayor R. Michael Bloomberg, where she worked as his Community Affairs Unit’s Chief of Staff and Director of Policy and Initiatives, helping to manage citywide outreach for congestion pricing and other plaNYC initiatives. She served as the first Southern California District Director for then-California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, for whom she managed community outreach on a range of issues including her landmark foreclosure relief legislation package. She also served as a Communications Deputy and Special Assistant to Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board Member and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Jamarah is a graduate of Barnard College at Columbia University. She is a proud member of a number of civic organizations including: the Greater Los Angeles Area African American Chamber of Commerce, the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, the Heidi Duckler Dance Theater, Friends of Transit, COMTO Arizona, the Arizona Transit Association, and the Support Sky Harbor Coalition. She and her husband live in Manhattan Beach, CA and Phoenix, AZ.