Jessamyn Sarmiento

Vice President of Marketing and Communications

World Food Program USA

Jessamyn Sarmiento serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications. For more than two decades Jessamyn has worked as a champion for a better world, helping organizations successfully manage complex issues, build and protect reputation, and increase positive visibility while operating within an increasingly competitive and cluttered environment.

Prior to joining World Food Program USA, Jessamyn led communications for the National Endowment for the Arts. As the federal agency’s chief storyteller, she led a brand refresh with a focus on developing new content and products for digital marketing, social media and communications. There, she produced and launched the twice Emmy-nominated video series The United States of Arts.  Previous to that, she served as senior vice president and partner at global communications firm Fleishman-Hillard, where she developed and managed a highly successful consumer marketing practice representing government, non-profit, and international organizations. Her portfolio also includes leadership positions at National Public Radio (NPR). Earlier in her career, Jessamyn was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve first at The White House and then the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Her work has been recognized with honors, including a Silver Anvil from the Public Relations Society of America and a Gold Quill from the International Association of Business Communicators, and others.