James S. Walker is a Gen-Y Communications professional interested in Public Relations, Diversity, Marketing and Social Media. Tagged with the nickname “jaywalk,” James is paving his own way through the streets of life, passing up traditional conventions in search of sensible, innovative and effective communication. His thoughts on all of these topics can be found at PRPrescriptons.com.
He graduated from The George Washington University with a B.A. in Communication and a minor in History. A true believer in the power of Public Relations, James founded Influence PR, the Premier Student Public Relations Group, at GW in 2006. Under his leadership, Influence PR sponsored several professional development events and panel sessions with Marketing and PR industry leaders. In addition, IPR also took on pro-bono projects providing strategic communications counsel to on-campus student organizations and other Washington, DC based groups.
James is originally from New York (born in Queens, raised in Brooklyn) but now calls Washington, DC home. He began his career in health care communications, providing public relations counsel to top pharmaceutical companies and leading non-profit organizations, and now spends his daylight hours supplying strategic communications solutions to clients looking to engage online.
In 2010, James combined two major interests of his to launch Socially Diverse , an online journey seeking out diverse conversations, discussion leaders and ways to connect through social media channels. After connecting with bloggers and online leaders in over 10 cities and 5 continents, his passion for exploring this topic has grown even more.
When he is not working or blogging, James can be found jaywalking (literally) through the streets of DC with music blasting on his way to one of the city’s many great restaurants and music spots.