Jack Martin

Profile Updated: September 18, 2020
Jack Martin
Residing In Dallas, TX USA
Spouse/Partner Patsy Woods Martin
Occupation JPM Ranch Company, Montague, Texas
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Jack Martin ​is a globally-recognized distinguished strategic thought leader. He is perhaps best known for his behind-the- scenes advice to C-Suite executives, navigating them through their most challenging communications and corporate issues. Martin’s counsel has been sought for decades by some of the largest companies in the world, leading effective crisis communications, forging mergers and acquisitions strategies, and successfully defusing hostile takeover attempts.

Martin currently serves as the co-Chairman of global business advisory firm Martin+Crumpton Group. Most recently, Jack served as Global Chairman and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, a multinational strategic communications firm with over 80 offices and clients consisting of half of the Fortune Global 500 list. Before Hill+Knowlton Strategies, he founded Public Strategies, which grew into one of the most successful corporate advisory firms in America. The WPP Group acquired Public Strategies in 2006 and merged it with Hill & Knowlton, creating Hill & Knowlton Strategies, in 2011.

During his eight-year tenure there, Martin directed the company’s delivery of invaluable counsel and expertise to its 3,200+ clients, while personally managing communications and corporate issues for leaders at some of the world’s largest corporations.

Martin’s communications leadership has been honored by organizations at the forefront of communications excellence. In 2014, PR News lauded Martin as a PR pioneer who has “helped to shape the world of public affairs consulting, public relations and corporate consulting for more than 25 years.” He was previously honored by the Center for Public Policy Priorities for his lifelong civic leadership in 2010. In 2016, the International Communications Consultancy Organization (ICCO), based in London, inducted Martin into their Hall of Fame. Martin was invested as a Member of the Order of St John, on the instructions of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In February 2017, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Austin Chapter awarded Jack and his wife, Patsy, the Philanthropist of the Year award. This honor highlighted the couple’s work and leadership within the philanthropic community. In 2018, he received a Presidential Citation from the University of Texas at Austin. This award recognizes extraordinary contributions of individuals who personify the university’s commitment to transforming lives. Most recently, Martin was awarded the Individual Achievement SABRE Award at the Holmes Report’s 2019 North America SABRE awards ceremony in New York.

Currently, Martin serves on the board of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation. He also serves as Chairman-elect on the board of Baylor Scott and White Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States with 48 hospitals and over 40,000 employees. He previously chaired Texas State University System’s Board of Regents and was named a Distinguished Alumni of his alma mater, Texas State University, then called Southwest Texas State University. Other board leadership positions have included the Caesar Kleberg Foundation for Wildlife Conservation, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the Former Texas Rangers Foundation.

Martin served as Executive Assistant to U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen of Texas. He managed the respected legislator’s two successful re-election campaigns. Martin has received five appointments from governors of both political parties in Texas. Martin chaired Texas Governor-elect Ann Richards’s Transition Committee. In 1994, then Governor-elect George W. Bush and Lt. Governor Bob Bullock appointed Martin co-chair of the Texas Inaugural Committee.

Jack is married to Patsy Woods Martin. The Martins carry on the grand Texas ranching traditions that have been a part of both of their families for five generations. Their JPM Ranch Company currently owns the Mallard Creek Ranch in Montague, Texas, and the Open C Ranch in Forestburg, Texas. The Martins are proud members of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Texas Farm Bureau, and the American Quarter Horse Association.






Contact Information:
Jack Martin
100 Crescent Court, Suite 550
Dallas, Texas 75201
Office: (214) 814-1601
jack@jpmcompany.com