Jimmy Asci is a seasoned communications leader with significant experience handling public affairs for global companies. For nearly 20 years, Jimmy has worked with some of the most high-profile organizations and individuals, providing expert counsel through moments of crisis and other special situations.
Most recently, Jimmy was Chief Communications Officer at WeWork/The We Company. As a member of the company’s senior leadership team, Jimmy worked closely with the Founder/CEO and other senior leaders to help refine the company’s narrative ahead of its proposed initial public offering. He led the global communications and public affairs team for the company, providing strategic oversight of external, internal, financial and consumer communications, government relations and regional public affairs. He regularly provided counsel to senior management and the board of directors around communications, reputation management and governance.
Prior to WeWork, Jimmy was Senior Managing Director at Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm. During his more than 4 years at the firm, Jimmy led many of the firm’s highest profile client engagements and counseled CEOs of several Fortune 500 companies around corporate communications, investor relations and media relations. He was also a senior member of the firm’s crisis communications practice, and was a go-to counselor for some of the highest-profile situations of the past 5 years.
Before Teneo, Jimmy was Vice President of Communications and Project Management at Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the world’s largest music publishing company. During his more than six years as part of Sony/ATV’s senior management team, Jimmy was instrumental in helping the company more than double its size and position it as the definitive market leader. Reporting directly to the Chairman/CEO, he served as the chief communications officer, overseeing media relations, public affairs, investor relations and employee communications. In addition, he was responsible for the execution and advancement of the company’s long-term strategic planning goals. Jimmy also served as Sony/ATV’s in-house theatrical producer, most notably producing the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.
Earlier in his career, Jimmy also held various positions at Burson-Marsteller and Rubenstein Communications, both in New York. He began his career as Deputy Chief of Staff to the President of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Jimmy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics, with a concentration in International Relations, from The Catholic University of America.