Jonathan Bandy

Jonathan Bandy

Communications Director at North Carolina Office of State Human Resources

Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area
Government Administration

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  • Oak Hill High School

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Jonathan Bandy's Experience

Communications Director

North Carolina Office of State Human Resources

November 2013Present (11 months) Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

Responsible for the strategic development and execution of a wide array of public relations initiatives including online communications, print communications, media relations, and marketing including graphic and web design.

• Established and applied tactical communications and marketing plans for both internal and external communication initiatives;
• Led a large scale communications, marketing, and outreach campaigns for the NCVIP Performance Management program, NCFlex – State Insurance Plans, and State of North Carolina recruitment efforts focusing on change management communications and employee or customer experience;
• Developed strategic broad ranging communication efforts to reduce the cost of workers’ compensation though the implementation and creation of the Hazard Hero program;
• Designed and implemented the agencies marketing plan for broad range communication of the newly implemented service awards program;
• Refocused and restructured the communications needs to align with the agencies capabilities and operational necessities with both internal and external communications, including the development of a communications strategy and messaging for multiple agency projects, internet and social integration;
• Led process to establish a new brand visual identity for the Office of State Human Resources, bringing multiple divisions and departments under strategic look and feel sub-brand;
• Acted as the primary spokesperson for media inquiries public information requests; and
• Identified and pitched media opportunities.

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer

Trifecta Connections, LLC DBA Red Advantage

Sole Proprietorship; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

July 2011Present (3 years 3 months) Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

Red Advantage is a full service consulting and marketing firm specializing in; image control and branding, web design and development, social media management, fundraising, political consulting, speech writing, copy editing, commercial production, and event planning.

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; Restaurants industry

June 2010December 2013 (3 years 7 months) raleigh-durham, north carolina area

• Assure the guest has an excellent dining experience through providing a formal, comfortable, and relaxing environment.

• Market to guests promotions and other marketing to boost daily gross sales.
• Guarantee the food prepared corresponds to the specific needs of the guest;
• Maintain food and wine knowledge from menu that highlights 100 glasses of wine.
• Certified Steak Expert.

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Political Organization industry

April 2009July 2013 (4 years 4 months) raleigh-durham, north carolina area

Responsible for the implementation of organizational strategic plans including development, political, marketing, and recruitment.

• Surpassed organization fundraising goal by 87%
• Increased the number of active YR Associations from 10 to 16 during course of term
• Implemented new organization Vision, strategic planning, and processes to increase member networking with elected and party officials for the successful campaigning of Republican candidates.

NC Field Director

Generation Opportunity

March 2012November 2012 (9 months) Raleigh, NC via Arlington, VA

Directed the North Carolina operations of the company including strategy, organization, recruitment, and engagement.

• Recruited over 3,341 new members to Generation Opportunity;
• Organized in 21 target counties and 12 colleges to educate young Americans (18-29) in North Carolina and United States;
• Achieved success as only field staff member (solo in state) in entire country whose state voted conservative on federal and state levels;
• Registered a positive increase in youth vote for conservative presidential candidate in 2012 over 2008;
• Planned and sponsored over 65 events (April – November) across North Carolina including community events, community festivals and student college fairs;
• Targeted economic challenges facing country such as high unemployment, balancing budget, and lower government spending and taxes; and
• Managed voter outreach phone banking.

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Political Organization industry

July 2010July 2012 (2 years 1 month) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Oversee the business structure of the organization by managing numerous strategic plans including development, political, marketing, and communications.

• Exceeded organization fundraising goal by 12% and launched national donor program;
• Developed and implemented the organization’s internet marketing plan though launch of new website and several social marketing outlets; and
• Responsible for event oversight management (National Convention, Biennial Leadership Conference, training sessions, and quarterly national meetings.

• Served as the Political Director from July 2010 - July 2011

NC Field Operations Coordinator

Americans for Prosperity

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Public Policy industry

May 2008June 2009 (1 year 2 months) Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

Employed through Charles G. Koch Foundation as one of 80 Koch Associate fellows placed in 501(c)3 organizations nationwide – included 12-month extensive training program in economics and business management.

• Assisted in planning and implementation of new distance-learning tool, successful local and statewide events, and grassroots campaigns;
• Oversaw growth, development, and level of activism in 100 counties (i.e. Chatham County, NC increasing active membership from 17 to 74 people - 335% increase);
• Assisted in the growth of AFP-NC membership from 39,902 to 50,688 (21.3% increase); and
• Preformed contract work August – October 2009 (grassroots recruitment for National Summit and coordinated statewide “Hands Off My Healthcare” tour).

• Assisted in the growth of AFP-NC statewide membership from 39,902 to 50,688 (21.3% increase)

Executive Director

Faith, Family, Freedom Alliance

November 2007May 2008 (7 months) Winston-Salem, NC

Responsible for the strategic planning, development, and growth of the new organization.

• Developed and managed $250,000+ annual budget;
• Modified programs and strategies based on constituent polling; and
• Recruited new writers, web developers, and internet marketing associates based upon needs of the organization.

Project Coordinator

Smith Anderson

Partnership; 201-500 employees; Law Practice industry

May 2007November 2007 (7 months) Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

• Assisted law firm focused on emerging growth and technology companies
• Assisted with business formations and private placements of equity and debt securities
• Maintained corporate records of client companies

Certified Substitute Teacher

Wake County Public School System

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Education Management industry

January 2007May 2007 (5 months) Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

• Certified in Long-Term English (5-12)
• Certified in Long-Term Social Studies (5-12)
• Certified in Long-Term Elementary Education (K-6)

Assistant Manager

American Eagle Outfitters

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AEO; Retail industry

August 2004May 2007 (2 years 10 months) Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

• Coordinate and supervise a team of 50+ sales associates towards a customer service atmosphere in a four million dollar store;
• Hire and train new associates within company performance center standards;
• Division of Responsibility ~ Human Resources and Operations – duties include: hiring and training new sales associates and stock supervisors, stockroom organization, update and
maintain all employee files, and ensure that the store is to loss prevention standards.
• Transferred to Durham, NC from Boston, MA in August 2006

Camp Director

Offense-Defense Sports

May 2006July 2006 (3 months) Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Area

• Coordinate and oversee 8 full contact football camps with 400+ players;
• Managed and orientated counselors, coaches, and trainers on camp responsibilities;
• Planned and implemented all camp activities including pro visitations, finances, and all day-to-day operations.

Certified Substitute Teacher

Fayette County Board of Education

March 2006May 2006 (3 months) Fayetteville, WV

• Completed full State of West Virginia Department of Education Guidelines of Substitute Teacher Licensure
• Certified in Long-Term English (5-12)
• Certified in Long-Term Social Studies (5-12)
• Certified in Long-Term Elementary Education (K-6)

Legal Assistant/Internship

Tommasino & Tommasino, Attorneys at Law (Legal Dept. of MA Property Underwriting Insurance Assoc.)

November 2005December 2005 (2 months) Greater Boston Area

• Reported to five attorneys with broad ranging responsibilities that encompassed the timely and complex preparation of cases from discovery to trial phase;
• Acted as liaison between attorneys, clients, healthcare providers, insurance carriers, and law firms;
• Ensured open lines of communication and satisfaction of deadlines through execution of dated correspondence;
• Performed computerized and law library research to obtain and gather case-relevant data and materials.
• Maintained office files and databases;
• Drafted pleadings, declarations, and memorandum of law;
• Maintained ongoing communication with attorneys and clients from point of referral/discovery to trial phase.

Research Associate - Department of Criminal Justice

Northeastern University

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2005June 2005 (6 months) Greater Boston Area

• Performed extensive research for Department of Justice and Department of Navy on “Tip Line Technologies: Intelligence Gathering and Analysis Systems: Phase I Final Report and Executive Summary” Publication. (
• Developed and coordinated a survey on “Tip Line Technology” which was randomly distributed to 50 state and local agencies;
• Handled all correspondence with agencies or officials for the project;
• Researched the current status of tip line technology and information system technology.

Campaign Manager/Political Director

Tabor for Congress, Inc.

May 2003August 2004 (1 year 4 months) Kernersville, NC

• Organized all campaign grassroots activities including a door-to-door campaign;
• Developed and implemented a plan to identify potential voters;
• Coordinated and trained the volunteers of the campaign;
• Scheduled meetings and events strategically for the candidate;
• Planned and coordinated fundraising efforts of the campaign;
• Served as liaison of the campaign to the public and press and acted as the spokesman at various meetings.


Congressman Howard Coble (NC-6)

September 2002May 2003 (9 months) High Point, NC

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2000May 2003 (3 years 5 months)

• Correspond with prospective students and families
• Assist in "Open House" and Presidential Scholarship events; and
• Provide tours of campus to prospective students and families.

Customer Service Representative - Sunglass Hut

Luxottica Retail North America

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; LUX; Apparel & Fashion industry

October 2000August 2001 (11 months) Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area

• Provide excellent customer service to customers;
• Maintain stock of merchandise; and
• Prepare store for open or close for business day.

Brand Representative

Abercrombie & Fitch

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ANF; Retail industry

May 2000October 2000 (6 months) Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area

• Provide customer service to customers.
• Transferred to Four Seasons Mall in Greensboro, NC in August 2000 from Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, MD.



June 2000August 2000 (3 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

• Assist in database entry of interested clients;
• Correspond with clients regarding services;
• Assist in bulk mailing projects; and
• Organize database of potential candidate contributions for 2000 Election.

Intern; Senator Connie Mack (R-FL)

U.S. Senate

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Legislative Office industry

June 2000August 2000 (3 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

• Assist with correspondence to constituents;
• Report on hearings and actions of the Committee on Armed Services;
• Report on hearings and actions of the Committee on Appropriations;
• Draft press releases; and
• Give Capitol tours to constituents.

Office/Legal Assistant

David H. Idol, Attorney at Law

August 1999May 2000 (10 months) High Point, NC

• Responsible for correspondence with clients regarding appointments;
• Prepare all Bankruptcy Files and initial paperwork;
• Assist with accounts payable;
• Deliver client legal documents to proper courthouse;
• Maintain office files and paperwork; and
• Develop and assist in maintaining estate case files.

Jonathan Bandy's Publications

  • Tip Line Technologies: Intelligence Gathering and Analysis Systems: Phase I Final Report and Executive Summary

    • National Institute of Justice/US Department of Justice
    • July 1, 2005
    Authors: Jonathan Bandy, Dr. Cynthia Lum

    Knowing the role that information can play in improving law enforcement success during critical incidents, the concern is how agencies can obtain, record, store, process, analyze, disseminate, and operationalize information and intelligence towards the ultimate goal of resolving critical incidents quickly and effectively. Tip lines have become an increasingly common response technique in these incidents and the solicitation of information through a tip line process can take a variety of forms, such as dedicated phone lines and Internet Web sites. To develop a more comprehensive understanding of the utility of tip lines as well as to create practice-informed protocols and technologies to optimize law enforcement agencies’ ability in obtaining information, the Department of the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Division (SPAWAR) directed funds allocated by the National Institute of Justice to improve tip line technology. The goal is to develop operational protocols and the information technologies necessary to facilitate the immediate collection and analysis of information in crucial or “high-intensity” incidents which demand a quick resolution. The project is divided into three phases. This report represents phase I in which both theoretical and practical needs for improving tip line use through a number of activities, including reviewing existing knowledge about information, information technology, tip lines, and information-driven deployment in policing were assessed. The report also presents the results of a broad survey of tip line use in the United States, and examined three specific cases of tip line use. From the surveys it was found that tip line processes and their technologies are widely under-utilized, employ low levels of technology, and do not use analytic functions.

Jonathan Bandy's Skills & Expertise

  1. Strategic Communications
  2. Social Media Marketing
  3. Social Media
  4. Public Speaking
  5. Marketing Communications
  6. Media Relations
  7. Political Communication
  8. Public Policy
  9. Strategic Planning
  10. Message Development
  11. Marketing
  12. Fundraising
  13. Political Campaigns
  14. Politics
  15. Community Outreach
  16. Grassroots Organizing
  17. Policy
  18. Government
  19. Public Relations
  20. Illustrator
  21. Entrepreneurship
  22. Leadership
  23. Management
  24. Press Releases
  25. Political Consulting
  26. Research
  27. Strategy
  28. Campaign Management
  29. Training
  30. Event Planning
  31. Team Building
  32. Analysis
  33. Budgets
  34. Social Networking
  35. Web Marketing
  36. Start-ups
  37. Community Development
  38. Legislative Relations
  39. Legislation
  40. Policy Analysis
  41. Volunteer Management
  42. Speech Writing
  43. Constituent Services
  44. Project Planning
  45. Public Affairs
  46. Political Science

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Jonathan Bandy's Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Continuing Studies


Northeastern University

M.A., Political Science/Comparative Politics


Significant Courses Include: Master’s Thesis, Nationalism, Ethnic Political Conflict, Comparative Politics, Democratization, US National Security Policy, and Quantitative Techniques.

Activities and Societies: Young Republicans, Model United Nations

High Point University

B.A., Political Science and Criminal Justice


Cum Laude and All University Honors

Significant Courses Include: Campaigns and Elections, Research Writing and Statistics in Public Affairs, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, United States Government, Criminal Law, Corrections, and Courts and the Judicial Process.

Activities and Societies: Honors Program Dean’s List Criminal Justice Academic Senior of the Year Alpha Phi Sigma; Pres. Pi Sigma Alpha Order of Omega Who’s Who Among America’s Colleges and Universities Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity; Vice-Pres. College Republicans; Chairman Harvard National Model United Nations; Head Delegate Student Government Association; Sec. American Humanics; Pres. Nonprofit Management Institute Representative InterFraternity Council; Attorney General Cambridge University Debate Squad

Oak Hill High School


Jonathan Bandy's Additional Information

Honors and Awards:

E.A. Morris Fellowship for Emerging Leaders Fellow (2010)
Charles G. Koch Associate Program Fellow (2008-2009)
Charles G. Koch Associate Program Value Creation Award (2009)

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