Chief Management Officer
Arlington, VA 22202
As Chief Management Officer, Jason Yaley directs the corporate services organization of ACT I, leading the Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Information Technology, Corporate Security, Training, Facilities, and Administration functions of the company. Yaley also leads the ACT I Corporate Affairs program, overseeing corporate communications, marketing and branding, digital, media relations, internal communications, sponsorships, corporate social responsibility and community engagement, and government relations.
Yaley joined ACT I as Head of Corporate Affairs and Chief of Staff in 2019 and oversaw the organizational programming function of the company, including strategic planning, corporate governance, executive operations, integration, task forces, and the standup of communications and strategic initiatives functions. He has led ACT I’s recognition by Great Place to Work® and Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 recognizing the fastest-growing private companies in America, and led ACT I’s COVID-19 Task Force. He also directed a complete corporate rebrand, transforming the company’s brand position to an innovative, cutting-edge brand aligned with its mission and growth trajectory.
He brings experience from across the public and private sectors to ACT I, having worked for over a decade inside of the Department of Defense as a career civil servant, most recently as The Special Assistant to the Air Force Chief of Staff and as Strategy and Policy Advisor to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and on the staffs of US Northern Command, Air Combat Command, and the Air Force Staff, focused on external affairs and strategic planning. Yaley also served as Assistant Vice President for Communications and Vice President for Membership & Strategic Development at the Aerospace Industries Association where he helped lead industry communications on behalf of the American aerospace and defense industry.
Yaley holds a Master of Public Administration and Certificate of Advanced Study in Security Studies from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, along with Bachelors degrees in International Relations and Political Science from Syracuse.