ABout us

Whitleypedia’s founder and principal is Jared Whitley, a seasoned communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in media and politics. He has worked for the US Senate, Bush White House, and defense industry. He has supported myriad political campaigns and public affairs efforts. He has lived in Washington, DC, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates.


An award-winning writer, Jared has won many honors in regional journalism award programs, including Best of the West's best columnist of the year in 2016. The Top of the Rockies named him best columnist in the Intermountain West in 2024. Jared’s works have appeared in Newsmax, Townhall, Washington Times, The Hill, Cracked, Investor’s Business Daily, Real Clear, and many others.


He has an MBA from Hult International Business School in Dubai, two graduate certificates from the Georgetown School of Continuing Studies, and two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Utah.