Affiliation: Hardin and Associates Consulting, Inc.
Jaimie Hardin founded Hardin and Associates Consulting, Inc. in early 2005. Hardin and Associates is a public affairs consulting firm specializing in developing and implementing comprehensive public affairs strategies that encompass regulation, legislation and media.
Prior to founding Hardin and Associates, Jaimie spent 24 years with AT&T holding managerial positions in marketing, finance, operations, and government affairs. At the time of her retirement from AT&T in 2004, Jaimie served as Vice President-Government Affairs in charge of legislative and regulatory affairs for the nine-state region in the south. She also served as the chief media spokesperson for public policy issues for AT&T-Southern Region and provided expert testimony on a variety of business issues before Public Service Commissions and state legislatures across the Southeast. In addition to her experience in the telecommunications industry, Jaimie spent four years leading government affairs nationally for AT&T Universal Card, the credit card subsidiary of AT&T.
While at AT&T, Jaimie demonstrated leadership in the industry by bringing together groups with diverse interests to negotiate solutions to complex legislative and regulatory issues. Her broad functional experience, creative problem solving, strategic approach and talent for building alliances have produced significant and measurable results for her clients.
Jaimie has served on the boards of a number of industry and business organizations including the Georgia Telephone Association and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. She is dedicated to community service and in particular to organizations that serve children. She has served on the boards of non-profits including The Children’s Museum of Atlanta and Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Atlanta, Georgia. She is currently the Board President of Moving in the Spirit, a youth development organization; and serves on the board of FCS Urban Ministries, a non-profit whose mission is to revitalize disenfranchised urban communities.
Jaimie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Jaimie and her husband Peter live in Marietta, Georgia and have a 28 year-old daughter, Jennie. Jennie and her husband, Patrick Nevins both graduated from Boston College and live and work in the Boston area.