Damon’s state and local public policy expertise grew from his background in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Global Automakers, he was a senior adviser to Missouri Governor Jeremiah (Jay) Nixon on technology and innovation issues. Previously, Damon was director of public affairs for a Fortune 100 telecommunications company, chief of staff and legislative director for two speakers of the Missouri House of Representatives, an assistant attorney general of Missouri and an associate for a boutique integrated communications firm. Damon earned his J.D. from The Catholic University of America and holds a B.A. from Marymount University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and admitted to bars of Missouri and the Supreme Court of the United States.