CONTACT: Amy Weiss 
June 11, 2013

Washington, DC — Jesica Dobbins Lindgren (formerly Seacor) was named the General Counsel at Blue Star Strategies, LLC, and will work on a variety of client issues.

Previously, Ms. Lindgren was a Director and Senior Vice President at ResCare, Inc., a leading U.S. human services company. She handled government relations and business development for ResCare’s Youth Services. She also led ResCare’s international Workforce Services group, with operations primarily in Europe and the Middle East, and was a board member of ResCare’s international subsidiaries.

 “We are delighted to have Jesica join our expanding firm,” stated Sally Painter, COO of Blue Star Strategies. “Jesica’s depth of knowledge in policy, law and philanthropy will be a huge asset to our clients.”

 “I have known Jesica for years – she is smart, strategic and her work at the ILO will compliment the work we are doing with the ILO and governments around the world,” said Karen Tramontano, CEO of Blue Star Strategies.

Ms. Lindgren began her career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington, DC. In 1997, she joined the International Labor Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, based in Geneva, Switzerland. She participated in a staff exchange from the ILO to the World Bank’s External and UN Affairs Unit in Washington, DC from 2004-2005 and then served as Deputy Director of the ILO’s Washington Office from 2005 until she joined ResCare in 2008.

Ms. Lindgren co-founded a venture philanthropy organization, Giving Circle, which supports charities offering education, health care, and training programs in developing countries. In 2005, her article, “Learning on the Job” was published in The Economist’s Intelligent Life magazine. 

She received her B.A. from Georgetown University, later receiving a J.D. from American University, where she was editor-in-chief of the international law review and commencement speaker in 1994. She earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, studying international management at their Barcelona, Singapore and Chicago campuses. Ms. Lindgren is also a 2012 graduate of Leadership Greater Washington.

About Blue Star Strategies, LLC

Blue Star Strategies, LLC is a strategic consulting, public affairs, and government relations firm, based in Washington, DC with offices in Europe and Latin America. We work across sectors representing foreign governments, political parties, and global corporations to help solve their business and policy challenges in the United States and in emerging markets around the world. Our team is comprised of experienced professionals with backgrounds in government, business, and multilateral and nonprofit organizations.