James Baril

Partner, Dallas, TX

214-259-8411 \ jbaril@voxglobal.com

Enhancing reputations and building advocacy for 15+ years. James' career as a public affairs executive, political campaign manager and congressional staffer has focused on helping organizations and individual leaders enhance and protect their reputation, while building advocacy on their behalf. He has particular expertise with issue management (especially related to the tech, healthcare and automative industries), digital engagement for influencers/grassroots building, crisis communications and CEO/executive support.

As a Senior Vice President and Partner at VOX, James manages the company’s operations in Texas, co-leads the Technology practice group and supports the Grassroots 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 world. He has particular expertise with influencer/grassroots engagement, CEO/executive support, issue management and leveraging behavioral science for persuasive communications.

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 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.