ABOUT True Compass Strategies

Jason Rae, Founder & Managing Director


Jason Rae is the founder and managing director of True Compass Strategies. He is a seasoned public affairs professional who specializes in media relations, non-profit management, and local, state, and federal campaigns. In addition to his role at True Compass Strategies, he founded and currently serves as President & CEO for the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Since 2008, Jason has also worked at Nation Consulting, a Milwaukee-based public affairs firm, where he has worked with hundreds of clients. Previously, Rae had served as a public policy intern with People For the American Way and as a political intern with the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. He has also worked for Herb Kohl for US Senate, among other campaigns.

In addition to his professional experiences, Jason has been a member of the Democratic National Committee since 2004, when he became the youngest person ever elected to the DNC. In 2017, he was elected as the DNC Secretary, one of the national officers. Jason has also served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Fair Wisconsin and for the Milwaukee County Human Rights Commission.

Jason serves as a board member for the United States Capitol Page Alumni Association, was a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, and is an active member of the Bay View United Methodist Church.

Jason graduated from Marquette University with an Honors Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and History. He currently lives the Glendale, WI with his husband, Phillip Bailey, and their dog, George Washington.



True Compass Strategies was founded in January 2016. True Compass Strategies is a certified LGBT Business Enterprise by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).