Jason Cole serves as Executive Director, Public Policy and Corporate Social Responsibility at FS Investments where he helps lead the firm’s public policy and government affairs efforts at the federal, state and local level. Mr. Cole also plays an integral role in executing on the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility priorities by working to strategically position FS Investments with lawmakers and regulators, and supports FS-launched nonprofits and FS Foundation partners.
Mr. Cole brings extensive experience in public policy development and advocacy, strategic communications, media relations, and political, issue and brand campaigns. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Senior Vice President for External Relations at CBC companies. Mr. Cole has served as Associate Vice President of University Relations at Cornell University, Head of Federal Government Relations at MetLife, and Executive Director, U.S. Office of Public Policy at UBS. Mr. Cole has also served over a decade in the U.S. House of Representatives, first as a legislative director and later as a chief of staff.
Mr. Cole received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in public administration from Syracuse University.