Mr. McDermott is a strategic communications consultant with decades of experience in government relations and community relations for some of the most renowned companies in Southern California, including Lockheed Martin, Bechtel Corporation, Legacy Partners and Warner Brothers.
His outstanding skills in policy analysis and communications derive from his years in California government, where James has served as a Senior Assistant to Mike Roos, former Speaker Pro Tem of the California State Assembly. James was responsible for constituent services, legislative research and speechwriting.
Mr. McDermott was a Senior Vice President of Marathon Communications for 13 years before leaving to start McDermott Consulting, Inc. He rejoined Marathon in 2008.