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Qorvis Director, Riyadh, Jesse Schatz Named One of Middle East Policy Council’s 40Under40


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The Middle East Policy Council recently announced the recipients for its 2024 40 Under 40 Award. Qorvis’ very own Jesse A. Schatz is honored among the 40 individuals recognized in this year’s cohort. This distinction is awarded to individuals who exhibit outstanding contributions in the realm of cultural, economic, and political connections between the United States and the Middle East.

As Qorvis Director based in Riyadh, Schatz manages accounts in the Gulf region, directing strategic communications and intelligence gathering. Based on his experience and the understanding that has come from living in the Gulf, Schatz has been able to draft compelling narratives that advance the communications goals of regional clients.

Prior to joining Qorvis, Schatz worked as an analyst in Abu Dhabi for over three years, where he gained geopolitical expertise in a variety of regional theatres. Prior still, he worked for Gulf International Forum in Washington D.C. Schatz is a 2018 graduate of Vassar College, where he studied Arabic and obtained bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies.  Later, he took specialized courses in Emirati Arabic dialect at the Ramsa Institute in Dubai.

Says Schatz “I thank Middle East Policy Council for including me in this year’s cohort alongside a number of talented individuals. I am grateful for the support and opportunities extended to me throughout my career by colleagues and mentors, and I look forward to continuing efforts to advance the strategic communications goals of Qorvis’ clients.”

Qorvis congratulates Schatz on this well-deserved recognition as one of the 2024 40 Under 40 Award recipients.