Why JML Strategies?

We established JML Strategies for this sole reason: To provide our clients with a distinct and exclusive experience in creating their message by thinking out-side the box to ensure they standout. And assure they stand-alone.


After moving to the Washington, DC from Massachusetts in 1997, Jill has spent all of her professional career managing C-level executives coordinating senior executive schedules and processes in the non-profit and for profit sectors. She has held positions in such companies as Honeywell Defense Systems, The American Institute of Architects (AIA), The National Geographic Society, RE/MAX Allegiance Relocation Services and Bowhead Technical & Professional Services.

Her core competencies lie in executive office management, contract management, presentation development, domestic and international travel, event and meeting logistics and client liaison and relationship management.

Jill received a BS in Communication/ Speech & Theory from Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts in 1991.

Jill is married to Michael Leach and the mother of two children, Truman Winfield and Thatcher Reagan.



Michael A. Leach was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. In 1989, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he worked as a USAF Security Forces Fire Team/Ground Combat Team Member. During the 1990s, he was a sworn law enforcement officer in Florida working for both a city police department and a county sheriff’s office.

In 2000, Leach was hired as the North Florida Regional Director with the Republican Party of Florida covering seven counties for the Bush/Cheney campaign; his work in Seminole County was instrumental in the 36-day Florida Recount. Following the recount, Leach was asked to come to Washington, DC, where he accepted a presidential, Schedule C, appointment in the administration of George W. Bush.

In 2001, Leach was recalled to active duty in the U.S. Air Force and deployed to the Middle East for OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM following the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Subsequently, Leach volunteered to work in Iraq as part of the Coalition Provisional Authority as one of many appointees in the Bush Administration stationed in country after the invasion. He was part of a communications team working with the local Iraqi media in the South-Central region of Al-Hilla where democracy promotion, freedom of the press, and other foundations of a representative government were taught.

He served the 43rd president from September 10, 2001 to January 20, 2009 in various communications and public affairs roles at the Departments of Agriculture, Homeland Security, and Defense.

Leach was commissioned into the U.S. Navy Reserve in 2006 and currently holds the rank of lieutenant with a naval designator of Public Affairs Action Officer.

He holds a B.S. from Florida State University and a M.A. from Georgetown University. Leach is also a graduate of the 60-day resident Defense Information School (DINFOS), which is the elite public affairs school for the U.S. Department of Defense located on Fort Meade, Md. 

He has worked on three presidential campaigns (2000, 2004, and 2008) and several state House races in Florida and Oklahoma.