Jamarah Hayner’s career in political communications and strategy includes work in the administrations, campaigns or signature projects of a number of leading elected officials and civic leaders, including Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Karen Bass, Barbara Lee, Michael Bloomberg, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Mike Bonin, Wendy Greuel, George Gascon, Aja Brown and Rusty Hicks. She has managed strategy for advocacy organizations including #PayUpHollywood and the Compton Pledge, a guaranteed income program launched in 2020. She has worked extensively in communications, social justice advocacy, economic inclusion, infrastructure and real estate, and healthcare advocacy including Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. She serves as Vice Chair of the Greater LA African American Chamber of Commerce, a former executive board member of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, a former LA County Workforce Development Commissioner, and is a board member of the Miguel Contreras Foundation, Mercy Housing California and a number of other civic organizations. She lives in Long Beach and is a graduate of Barnard College at Columbia University.