Statler Nagle, LLC was founded by two nationally recognized leaders in the field of industry marketing, Tom Nagle and Jean Statler. Architects of the universally recognized “Got Milk?” and Plastics Make it Possible campaigns, both are highly sought-after for their counsel on strategic marketing and creating, managing and measuring industry marketing and communications efforts.

Over the course of her long Washington, DC career, Jean Statler has racked up experience in every aspect of strategic campaign management. Once noted by the Wall Street Journal as the “image expert” behind many of America’s most successful marketing campaigns, Jean has led numerous programs for clients including the American Heart Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Petroleum Institute.

For the 11 years preceding her partnership with Tom Nagle, Jean was a Senior Vice President and business leader for Harris Interactive, formerly Wirthlin Worldwide. Here she honed her expertise in values-based communications and led the market research team that established strategies for several award-winning national campaigns. From 1988 to 1995, Jean served as vice president of communications at the American Plastics Council (APC) and was architect for the campaign “Plastics Make it Possible” – one of the first industry campaigns to both change consumer behavior and inoculate an industry against legislative threats.

Jean’s subtle but unmistakable savvy earns her respect and lasting loyalty from colleagues and clients alike. She serves as a Trustee on the Board of Illinois College, the oldest liberal arts college in Illinois, and is a member of the Civilian Public Affairs Advisory Committee for West Point.

And she’s got game… Jean Statler
The March 2008 issue of Golf for Women recognized Jean as one of the Top 50 most powerful women who play — and in June 2011, Golf Digest ranked Jean #43 of the top 100 golfers (both men and women) inside the beltway!

Tom Nagle is a long-time marketing leader and innovator who is passionate about developing programs that transform markets and drive positive business outcomes. He has worked in market research firms and at advertising agencies including J. Walter Thompson, Earl Palmer Brown and Gray Kirk VanSant. But Tom’s own transformative experience was his 10-year role as head of marketing for the “Got Milk?” campaign of the International Dairy Foods Association, where he led numerous initiatives that improved national sales trends as well as opening and accelerating specific business segments.

In 2007, Tom brought his unique expertise into partnership with Jean Statler, and together they have designed and led a broad array of marketing and advocacy programs, building an impressive track record of success. Tom brings a wealth of knowledge in brand management, campaign strategy and leadership, multi-stakeholder governance and program measurement and evaluation.

Tom is known as an accomplished and engaging speaker, whose uncommon intellect is tempered by his considerable charm. Tom holds a BS in Business and Management from the University of Maryland, and has been the recipient of numerous national awards, including ADDY’s, Effies, Anvils and Reggies, for marketing creativity and effectiveness.

Tiffany joined the Statler Nagle team in 2018 to help create and manage the Alliance for Lifetime Income. She is a driven and energetic professional with expertise in helping organizations understand and engage in shaping public policy. Before Statler Nagle, Tiffany worked on a number of various campaigns and programs, including organizing a national campaign in conjunction with the White House to elevate The Welfare to Work Partnership, Corporate Voices for Working Families and the American Society of Interior Designers. In all of her professional endeavors, Tiffany is an orchestrator of change and an expert at campaign management.

Jon joined Statler Nagle in 2013 upon returning to Washington, D.C. after working on 17th Surgeon General of the United States Richard Carmona’s U.S. Senate campaign in Arizona. He works closely with founding partners Jean Statler and Tom Nagle on the day-to-day management of Statler Nagle, engages with clients, and manages program staff for the company’s collaborative marketing programs. Spending his formative years on political campaigns, his sense of competitiveness and urgency drives projects forward.

Jon grew up in Tucson, Arizona before attending Luther College in Decorah, Iowa where he played basketball and graduated with a B.A. in history. He completed his Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Policy at the University of Arizona, during which time he began volunteering on Gabrielle Giffords’ re-election campaign in his free time while also working as a dishwasher and law firm assistant. This experience led him to a position as campaign manager for Pima County Supervisor Ann Day, where he gained connections and experience that landed him a job at DCI Group in Washington, D.C. upon graduation in 2009. 

Deryck Spooner, Policy and Mobilization Lead, joined Statler Nagle in 2019. Deryck is a government and public affairs political strategy and outreach leader with proven success in designing, building and managing transformative complex-issue and stakeholder-engagement programs to influence public policy. He is particularly effective in translating organizational objectives – including vision and purpose – into a state-of-the-art advocacy strategy and platform that is scalable, efficient, nimble and effective. Deryck is an expert at issue, community, and stakeholder analysis, long-term relationship building with non-traditional strategic partners and applying innovative, disruptive technologies and practices to the issue advocacy and public policy space.

Nicole joined the Statler Nagle team in April of 2022 to provide program support through political advocacy, grassroots mobilization, and genuinely caring about the issues. A lifelong Kentuckian, she graduated as a Singletary Scholar from the University of Kentucky in 2021, receiving Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Sociology. While at Kentucky, Nicole was an avid member of the community, serving in Student Government, working as a Resident Advisor and Honors Ambassador, and participating in DanceBlue. She worked on multiple campaigns throughout this time, including a gubernatorial election and a Senate race, which gave her experience in grassroots organization and political strategy.
After graduating, Nicole enrolled at George Washington University in their Master of Legislative Affairs program, where she served as a Graduate Senator in the Student Association advocating for childcare grants for students with children. Before joining Statler Nagle, Nicole worked at a national non-profit dedicated to serving military families. She executed recurring programs to provide baby showers, school supplies, and holiday meals to those in the armed forces, and she holds those experiences close to her heart.
When she isn’t discussing politics or cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats, Nicole can be found reading, visiting her family, and at the park with her dog Nova.

Chris joined the Statler Nagle team in March of 2021 and provides campaign support for the Alliance for Lifetime Income. Prior to joining Statler Nagle, Chris completed his undergraduate degree at Denison University in Data Analytics.

While as an undergrad, Chris interned at Savills US as a Technical Analyst with their data analytics team. At Denison, Chris worked with the Campus Sustainability Office to help improve tracking of the University’s carbon emissions and worked to develop goals towards becoming carbon neutral. He was also a member of the Sports Analytics Club, where he participated in a variety of data-driven competitions.

Chris grew up in Potomac Maryland and attended The Bullis School. He is an avid lacrosse player and enjoys kayaking and paddleboarding.

Sophia joined the Statler Nagle team in February of 2022 to manage day-to-day operations at Statler Nagle and support founding partner Jean Statler in all aspects of her work. Prior to joining the team, Sophia performed diagnostic testing and data collection for a COVID-19 Lab in Rockville, MD. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Sociology.

As an undergrad, Sophia worked for the Virginia Tech Athletics Department as a photographer in charge of covering all Varsity Athletic Events. As a result of her time in the gym and on the field, she is a passionate Hokie Fan and loves to find time to pursue her passion for photography both at work and in her free time.

Sophia grew up in Alexandria, Virginia and attended Bishop O’Connell High School. She played on their soccer team, ran cross country, and continues to be an avid runner.

Joshua joined the Statler Nagle team in November of 2021 to provide program support in the context of advocacy, mobilization, and strategy. He holds a degree in International Affairs from the School of Public & International Affairs at the University of Cincinnati. While in school, Joshua was a student leader and worked in government relations with university officials, advocating for students’ rights and interests in higher education.Post-graduation, Joshua assisted on multiple local, political campaigns for Cincinnati City Council and Cincinnati Mayor gaining experience in grassroots mobilization and coalition building. Soon after, he joined the team at a regional property development firm, advancing the firm’s external strategy and building key relationships with local stakeholders and potential new business partners. Along with Joshua’s interests in policy and advocacy, he is a huge animal-lover and enjoys both watching & playing soccer.