As Communications Director, Jody D. Donaldson oversees public affairs, media relations, social media and publications for the department.
Prior to joining the department, Donaldson served as the regional Communications chief for the National Capital and Greater Chesapeake Region of the American Red Cross. Previously, he was the commander of the Public Affairs Office for the Alexandria Police Department; police officer, public information officer and crisis negotiator at the Fairfax County Police Department; and served as an FBI special agent. He also has held executive level positions in marketing, policy, external relations and training for primarily real estate-related companies.
A Northern Virginia native, Donaldson holds a master's degree in sports management and marketing from The George Washington University and a bachelor's in marketing and business from George Mason University.