Over the past 30 years, Jim Graham has co-founded two companies, worked in agency and in-house public relations, and worked as a reporter and editor, including four years covering politics in Washington, D.C.
In 2008 he co-founded Satellite Telework Centers. STC provides on-demand workspace – private offices, cubicles, meeting rooms and café space – for teleworkers, consultants, home-based business owners and start-ups.
Prior to STC, Graham was principal of JGPR, a high tech public relations firm working with Silicon Valley start ups, securing coverage in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, BusinessWeek and a variety of high tech publications and news websites.
In 1999 he co-founded KickFire, developing a web app for managing enterprise marketing programs, helped raise $300K in angel investment and $6M in venture capital funding.
He spent five years as head of media operations for Lockheed Space and Missile Systems.
His reporting experience included stints at several newspapers in California and included four years in Washington, D.C. covering Congress, NASA and the Pentagon.
Jim co-founded Desert Dingo Racing, a championship racing team that campaigns a ’69 VW Beetle in off road desert races in California, Nevada and Mexico. DDR took First in Class in 2011 for short course and desert racing in the Valley Off Road Racing Association, has attempted the Baja 1000 three times and returns again to the 1000 in November 2013. The team has partnered with the Brussels-based International Diabetes Federation to raise money for IDF’s education and awareness programs.
Graham helped his town of Felton acquire its water system from the German multinational RWE and consults with citizen groups around the U.S. who are investigating public acquisition of privately held water utilities.
He also served for seven years as volunteer head of media operations for Burning Man, which hosted 300+ media outlets covering the arts even in the middle of the Nevada desert.
Specialties: Strategic and tactical public relations, government relations and crisis communications.