James Baril

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Partner, Dallas, TX

214-259-8411 \ jbaril@voxglobal.com

As a senior vice president at VOX, James manages VOX’s operations in Texas, co-leads the Technology practice group and is a leader on the Grassroots & Strategic Alliances practice group. He leads a team that helps manage influencer relations, digital engagement and message strategy for clients who are facing unique challenges around the country. He has particular expertise with influencer engagement, stakeholder mapping and leveraging the Principles of Persuasion for effective public affairs communication.

James is also a veteran of several political and grassroots campaigns in Texas. He served as an aide to U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Congressman Henry Bonilla (R-TX). From 2003 through November 2005, he served as deputy regional director for Senator Cornyn in the Southwest & South Central Texas office. In 2005, he successfully managed Texas House Speaker Joe Straus’ then-special election campaign.

James’s other political experience includes organizing and executing the Republican Party of Texas’s “Victory Effort” in Southwest Texas in 2002 in which he managed a region from San Antonio through El Paso and again in North Texas in 2004. These efforts incorporated the highly heralded 72-Hour Get-Out-the-Vote Effort.

James has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from Texas A&M University – College Station where he currently serves on the Department of Communication’s Alumni Advisory Board.