James “Jake” Bookwalter

Senior Vice President

(703) 525-7466 ext. 246

James “Jake” Bookwalter serves as Senior Vice President of State and International Issues at Stateside. Jake joined Stateside in 2011 as a legislative associate and has served as Manager, Senior Manager, and Vice President of the Legislative Division before assuming his current role. As Senior Vice President, Jake manages our international monitoring teams as well as co-leading our Infrastructure Team, which is responsible for tracking how states spend their federal funds on broadband, electric vehicle charging and other projects. Jake also liaises with clients and frequently lectures about state issues.

Prior to joining Stateside, Mr. Bookwalter gained six years of legislative experience working as a legislative aide for the Connecticut General Assembly. During his time there, Jake was responsible for preparing testimonies, writing speeches, coordinating speaking engagements and informational forums, organizing outreach events, and working with municipalities and state agencies to address local concerns. Jake was recognized by the CT Horse Council (an equestrian group) for his advocacy work at the State Legislature. He also has political experience through state and national campaign work and served as the Chief Page for the Republican National Convention in 2008. Mr. Bookwalter volunteers at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, serving as a member of the Young pARTners Circle. He holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and History and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.