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.

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.

Kim Nguyen is a seasoned strategist, organizer, and advocate with a background in public health and bioengineering. Due to Kim’s interdisciplinary background, Kim has made an impact in a variety of roles and industries including biotech/engineering, research, non-profit, government, and philanthropy. Kim has a proven record of success partnering with clients to develop and run successful campaigns. In order to be an effective consultant, Kim is an expert on state legislatures, agencies, political landscapes as well as a number of federal and state policies. They identify legislative risks and opportunities, develop proactive and reactive campaigns, and form and maintain strategic alliances. Kim’s portfolio of states is ever growing and includes CA, CT, FL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MT, NH, NM, TN, UT, VA, WA, WI, and WV. Beyond this, Kim has extensive campaign experience (community, ballot, electoral)  and, thus, is someone who is well-versed in crystallizing the impact of public policy as well as building and navigating lasting relationships that inspire action with stakeholders. Prior to these roles, Kim focused much of their work in the research and public health sphere at institutions including the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Harvard University, and Stanford University. These roles provide Kim with unique insight into the intersection of public health, biotech, and government affairs.

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.