Jay Byrne

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Jay Byrne (born 1962) is an American writer, former senior government official and entrepreneur. Byrne is president and founder of v-Fluence Interactive, an online market research and software development firm. He is a frequent public speaker on the use of the Internet and has published several articles on new media and communications. He is a contributing author to “Let Them Eat Precaution” published by the American Enterprise Institute.


As former political campaign operative Byrne is credited with executing a range of aggressive communications tactics, including the 1992 presidential campaign’s Chicken George (politics) attack on George H. W. Bush.[1] Byrne was Deputy Assistant Administrator for Legislative and Public Affairs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Clinton Administration from 1993 to 1997.[2] During this time he also served as a White House spokesperson for numerous presidential and administration foreign policy initiatives including the 1994 G7 Jobs Summit and the Greater Horn of Africa Famine Initiative.[3] Prior to joining USAID Byrne held communication positions on the Clinton-Gore presidential campaign, for Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn and for Congressman Joseph Patrick Kennedy II (D-MA). After serving in the Clinton Administration, Byrne headed up corporate communications for Monsanto Company from 1997 to 2001.[4] Born in Boston, Massachusetts) Byrne attended St. John's Preparatory School and graduated from Tufts University.


  • Byrne, Jay; et al. (2005). Let Them Eat Precaution: How Politics Is Undermining The Genetic Revolution in Agriculture. AEI Press. ISBN 0-8447-4200-7.

Other publications[edit]

  • Byrne, Jay (2007). Blogs & Beyond: A guide to understanding and engaging consumer-generated media outlets. Association of Cable Communicators: ACC Briefs.
  • Byrne, Jay (2007). New Search Trends Affect Online PR & Marketing Efforts. O'Dwyers: Public Relations Report.
  • Byrne, Jay (2003). Attack of the Killer Labels. Public Relations Society Press: PR Reporter Magazine.
  • Byrne, Jay (1999). When You're Serious About Culture Change. Ragan Press: Journal of Employee Communications.
  • Byrne, Jay (1999). Empowering People, Improving Profits and Breaking Barriers. Phillips Publishing: PR News Journal.
  • Byrne, Jay (1999). How Internal Communications Transforms a Culture. Ragan Press: Journal of Communications Management.


  1. ^ Why the Chickens Have Come Home To Roost This Campaign Season, by Reid Epstein, Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2014.
  2. ^ Foreign Aid's Impact Is Felt Close to Home, by Marc lacey, Los Angeles Times, October 23, 1995.
  3. ^ President Clinton's Greater Horn of Africa Initiative Archived March 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Debate Between Monsanto and Jeremy Rifkin, Democracy Now Radio, February 22, 1999.

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