Jamie Gardner, MPP


Adjunct Professor


MPP, Georgetown University
BA, Finance and Marketing, University of Colorado at Boulder


Jamie Gardner​ is a social entrepreneur whose passion and experience are deep-rooted in bringing private- and public-sector leaders together to bridge today’s systemic societal divides. In addition to teaching Multi Sector Strategic Partnerships at the Presidio Graduate School, Jamie is Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at ​​X Sector Labs,​ ​​​where she advises executives to realize greater impact through the power of courage, connection, and community. Jamie turns ideas into action by fostering high performing leaders, aligning diverse stakeholders through expert facilitation, and advising organizations on how to innovate within and across sectors.

Jamie also collaborates with Cause Strategy Partners’ BoardLead program to teach corporate executives how to be high performing nonprofit board leaders and advise organizations on how to optimize board performance. Her clients have included the CA Governor’s Office and Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission, Salesforce, ServiceMaster, Deloitte LLC, Target, Pledge 1%, the State of Nebraska, Children’s Defense Fund, and Net Impact. Jamie proudly serves as a Board member for ​Team4Tech.​ She holds a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University, and undergraduate degrees in finance and marketing from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Jamie lives in the Bay Area with her husband and twin sons and new puppy Charlie.