Full On Communications' Founder and CEO Jarret Adams is an MBA-educated corporate communications executive with more than 20 years of international experience in communications.
He worked for AREVA, a world leader in nuclear energy, where he served as Vice President of Communications and Director of Media Relations and Online Communications.
He also worked as Senior Communications Consultant/Senior Writer for the U.S. Nuclear Energy Institute.
Prior to creating Full On Communications, he was a Director of Communications based in the United Arab Emirates and focusing on the clean energy sector for APCO Worldwide, a leading international public relations agency.
Mr. Adams also has extensive experience as a freelance writer, editor, correspondent, and government/industry analyst, covering a wide range of topics including business, technology, travel, and international affairs.
His work has been published in the Red Herring (London), Chemical Week magazine (New York), and Forecast International’s World Aerospace & Defense Intelligence newsletter (Newtown, Conn.), among others.
Mr. Adams has studied at Harvard Business School (Cambridge, Mass.; business management); George Washington University (Washington, D.C.; Master of Business Administration); Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.; Graduate Certificate in International Business Management); Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme (Lille, France; graduate school of journalism); and University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pa.; Bachelor of Arts in English).
He currently serves on the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC), which advises the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on nuclear trade issues. Mr. Adams is an experienced public affairs strategist, corporate spokesperson, and speechwriter. He is fluent in English and French and has knowledge of other European languages, Arabic, and Mandarin Chinese.
Dr. Jasper (Jake) Smith is a senior public affairs professional with experience in public affairs, project administration, international programs and strategic planning.
As the Associate Dean in the College of Communication at Boston University, he also held a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Public Relations and Mass Communication. He served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Mahkota College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Boston University's campus in Asia.
As president of PSC International, LLC., he developed and managed public affairs and communication campaigns and projects for corporate, governmental, and political clients, with a focus on African governmental organizations.
He previously worked as an Information Officer for the Oak Ridge Associated Universities where he managed a national public relations program on energy and the environment. He also served as a Research Specialist/Analyst for the U.S. Department of Navy.
Other experience includes: Project Director, Middle East Economic Journalists Project; Project Administrator, Afghan Media Project; Project Administrator, South African Journalism Training Program; and Project Director, Alaska National Communication Campaign.
Jeff has spent his career at the policy intersections of energy, defense and public health and the environment. He brings a wealth of business and government service experience.
He is the co-founder and managing director of the Advanced Nuclear Weapons Alliance Deterrence Center, established in 2017 as a bipartisan organization to inform key decisionmakers, stakeholders and the public on the estimated 30-year, $1.2 trillion modernization of the United States strategic nuclear deterrent. Jeff is also a co-founder and a Board member of the Center for Lyme Action, a 501(c)4, dedicated to increasing Federal funding to make Lyme disease easier to diagnose and simple to cure.
Previously Jeff was the Vice President of Government Relations for The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), a leading defense contractor for the Departments of Energy (DOE) and Defense, as well as NASA, and a global power generation technology supplier and manufacturer.
At B&W, Jeff led a team through U.S. Government legislative, funding, and regulatory initiatives in support of nuclear, fossil and renewable energy and defense business goals. Jeff also served as the Manager of Government Programs for former McDermott International subsidiary, BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT), which merged with B&W in 2006.
BWXT manufacturers the nuclear reactors and fuel for U.S. Navy submarines and aircraft carriers, manages DOE nuclear energy and nuclear weapons laboratories and nuclear cleanup sites, and supplies commercial nuclear components and advanced reactor design services.
Prior to B&W, Jeff was Vice President at the government relations firm, Cauthen and Associates, advising and advocating on behalf U.S. utilities, such as Southern Company and PEPCO on EPA regulatory issues and climate change, and national security clients.
He was an advisor to Secretaries of Energy during the Clinton Administration and an investigator for the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee under Chairman John D. Dingell (D-MI).
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Middlebury College.
Nathalie Stepherson is a professional administrator and communication specialist with 20-plus years of experience in the nuclear industry. Nathalie is an energetic and efficient part of our Full On Communications consulting team.
She has extensive experience in the nuclear industry, has worked in both government and the private sector, and brings a multicultural background along with extensive management and public relations skills. Before joining Full On Communications, Nathalie worked in many different capacities with AREVA, world leader in nuclear energy.
While at AREVA, she was the point of contact for communications and for AREVA T&D tradeshows in domestic and international settings. She previously worked for Framatome USA Inc., a predecessor of AREVA, and was involved in many public relations aspects of the company.
Ms. Stepherson has a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College in French and Spanish and is fluent in both languages.