AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Political Campaign Communications
- Public Affairs
- Crisis Communications
- Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
- United States Congress
- District of Columbia Council
- Obama For America
- Stephanie Murphy for Congress
- Val Demings For Congress
- Bonds for D.C. Council
- DC Mayoral 2013
Jermaine House is the Senior Director of Communication at HIT Strategies. Jermaine is an accomplished strategic communications manager with experience managing teams and spearheading communications for corporate clients, public office holders, political campaigns, and a major cultural institution.
Jermaine helped build the Office of Public Affairs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) during its first year inside the new building constructed on the National Mall in 2016. While at the museum, Jermaine’s strategic oversight included: communications planning for museum initiatives, earned media outreach, crisis communications, and managing the media relations team. His communications leadership helped navigate the museum’s first year of rapid growth, involving a myriad of events, controversies, and initiatives, including several presidential visits, the inaugural Smithsonian African American Film Festival, Smithsonian Hip-Hop and Rap Anthology, and launch of the historic “Talking About Race” initiative and the collection of several national treasures like the earliest known photograph of Harriet Tubman and Amy Sherald portrait of Breonna Taylor.
Additionally, Jermaine brings an extensive campaign communications background to HIT Strategies. Jermaine worked in pivotal media roles for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, two members of the District of Columbia Council, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives. And as the Southern Regional Press lead at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), Jermaine guided campaign communications for more than eight Democratic campaigns across several states, including political superstars like Congresswoman Val “Chief” Demings and Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy.
He received his bachelor’s degree in English from Morehouse College and decided to become a political communicator to blend his passion for creativity, media, and politics.