We Start the Conversation.

JT&A has been drawing together diverse stakeholders and creating education & outreach products for more than 30 years. Our premise is that progress can be made with improved understanding through communication and education.

But we are more than just a convener. We team with organizations and corporations in their efforts while continuing to build outreach solutions through JT&A’s products, services and conferences.

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We Start the Conversation.

Drawing together diverse stakeholders and creating education & outreach products for more than 30 years.

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JT&A is mission driven, and its natural focus has been on environmental issues. But our experience extends to defense, healthcare, agriculture, corporate affairs, and other interests.

We have built a reputation since 1984 for creating clear, cogent, and balanced environmental education and outreach through communication tools and forums.

JT&A has evolved into a successful outreach company that offers conference and outreach solutions while working in a collaborative partnership with clients.

Our goal is for people to learn and become more productive in making a positive impact in their business and community.

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Unique Events

Conferences, Forums, and Workshops

Our wide expertise encompasses conference planning, organization and execution, as well as forums and single workshops. Trust JT&A to bring people together for inspired conversations.

National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference

Produced by JT&A in the spring of each year, NMEBC works in cooperation with committee members who are major players in the banking industry, including private bankers and suppliers, federal, local and state agencies and nonprofits.

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Bank Tank™

Bank Tank™ was introduced at NMEBC as the new platform for connecting investors with those seeking capital or landowners with properties of potential interest to the industry.

Environmental Conferences & Forums

JT&A has developed and coordinated a multitude of environmental forums, workshops, and conferences in the U.S. and abroad. A “sampling” of our work includes the American Wetlands Month Conferences, forums on Nonpoint Source Pollution, National Watershed Conferences, Pulp & Paper and Paint Stripping conferences, and an International Conference on Toxics Release Inventory in Austria.

Marketing workshops for a grain marketing association

Over a nine-month period, JT&A planned and conducted workshops in the Middle East, Asia and South America to help sell U.S. grain abroad. The workshops required complex negotiations with hotels and vendors in each country, arranging transportation for U.S. speakers – and in all logistics – understanding and working within the culture and language of the area.

Corporate Meetings

JT&A assisted a major national organization in developing its annual conferences into an event that became a hallmark for the corporate environmental world and a Fortune 500 environmental conference drawing more than 400 participants from all sectors of the company. We helped structure the program, worked with company and outside presenters, designed and produced conference material and assisted with logistics. The conference was so successful it became a biannual event.

JT&A also helped a Fortune 500 corporation with its annual environmental managers meeting.

Government Agencies, Private Organizations

JT&A managed meetings, conferences, and workshops all over the world, drawing some 20 to 1,000 attendees with different intended audience, size and purpose.

Aerospace Companies, The United States Army & The Royal Norwegian Air Force

Over a period of five years, JT&A provided logistical support for demonstrations of weapons systems on the test ranges in New Mexico and in Fairbanks, Alaska. These events drew foreign dignitaries from around the world, including the United States Army and The Royal Norwegian Air Force.

JT&A oversaw all coordination, transportation, invitations and a wide array of special arrangements in these complex events.

Outreach & Education

JT&A has enjoyed a reputation for translating technical and scientific materials into simple terms for the citizen — the lay audience. We were instrumental in developing many programs and materials still in use today.

EnviroScape®

EnviroScape® is JT&A’s premiere product for communicating environmental issues and educating the citizen audience.

From kindergartners through seniors, EnviroScape® is a series of patented models that engage the user by creating a real sense of understanding through experience and hands-on demonstration.

EnviroScape® is used by schools and organizations in all 50 states and internationally.

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Nonpoint Source Pollution

JT&A wrote and designed the first educational and outreach materials on nonpoint source pollution for the U.S. EPA.

American Wetlands Months

Developed American Wetlands Month, including logo and outreach materials, and organized the first few years of American Wetlands Month celebrations.

National Watershed Conference

JT&A developed and organized the first National Watershed Conference, including program, logo and materials, in addition to all logistical arrangements. This was done in cooperation with EPA, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and other agencies and organizations.

Artwork and materials for Audubon’s America

JT&A developed the artwork and materials for the celebration of Audubon’s contribution to environmental awareness. The effort was called “Audubon’s America” and was done in cooperation with EPA, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies and organizations.

Media & Communications

JT&A has the experience and talent to offer a full range of media and strategic communications services. Here are just a few of the more commonly requested services clients benefit from.

Opinion Research

Whether you are a business or non-profit organization, it is important to understand what your key stakeholders think about you and how you operate – and why they think what they do. The best way to gain an understanding is to conduct opinion research in the form of surveys and focus groups. We can pull together the research findings and make recommendations to help you develop more effective messages to influence stakeholder perceptions and attitudes.

Message Development

For every problem, there is a solution. Chances are you know the problems – and the solutions to them – that you face. But are you as well-versed in how to clearly, concisely, and persuasively talk about them? How you frame your message can be the difference in your success. We can help construct the right message to meet any need, and to resonate with any audience.

Communications Planning

You have systems in place for most everything your organization does, from managing people to planning projects to paying suppliers to collecting payments. But there is a lot more about your business that external stakeholders are probably interested in. We can work with you to put together a plan that demystifies your organization, what it does, and most importantly why it does it. The plan could include proactively conducting events, community outreach, media tours and placements, and more to make sure there are no “surprises” regarding your organization and its impact in your community.

Media Training

The news media can be your best friend. Or your worst enemy. It is up to you to decide which it will be. Because most of what the outside world knows of your organization – and what it thinks about it – is likely derived from a news story, it is important that you know how to “stay on message” in a relaxed, credible manner when the media calls. Media training can help you understand how to approach what is often an adversarial relationship, learn what “tricks” the media uses to get the story they want, and how to disarm and even win them over during interviews or press conferences.

Media Relations / Crisis Communications

There is no one single secret to successful media relations. It requires as much time and attention as you give investors or customers. But the result can pay dividends among investors, customers, regulators – because they all pay attention to what the media says even if they don’t believe the media all the time. It is especially important to be prepare and ready to deal with the media if and when something bad happens. Effective planning for the “what if” disaster can result in better outcomes than if you do nothing and hope for the best. As a result, In chaotic times we know what can be done, what needs to be done, and how it is to be done.

Advocacy Advertising

The only guaranteed way for your message to get out – and get out the way you want it, unfiltered – is through paid advertising. Advocacy advertising in print, radio, and even television advertising does not have to be expensive, because you target only those audiences that you want to inform, educate, persuade, and influence. These may be elected officials, regulators, strategic allies, or a slice of a broader target audience. We have experience creating and placing the advertising that moves the needle, and we can do it for you without busting the budget.

NMEBC

National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference

Produced by JT&A in the spring of each year, NMEBC works in cooperation with committee members who are major players in the banking industry, including private bankers and suppliers, federal, local and state agencies and nonprofits.

Bank Tank™ was introduced at NMEBC as the new platform for connecting investors with those seeking capital or landowners with properties of potential interest to the industry.

EnviroScape®

EnviroScape® is JT&A’s premiere product for communicating environmental issues and educating the citizen audience.

From kindergartners through seniors, EnviroScape® is a series of patented models that engage the user by creating a real sense of understanding through experience and hands-on demonstration.

EnviroScape® is used by schools and organizations in all 50 states and internationally.

Our Team

Our Founder

Judith Ferrell Taggart

Judith Ferrell Taggart

1931-2015

Judith Taggart established JT&A as a premier environmental outreach and education company in 1984.

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JT&A Inc.

2201 Cooperative Way
Suite 600
Herndon, VA 20171

(703) 631-8810

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Carlene Bahler
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Erin Foster
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Bank Tank™
Sarah Crowson
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Media and Communications
Brent Bahler
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Operations & All Other Inquiries
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