Jay Farrar
Manager, Government Affairs, Washington DC Office

Jay Farrar

Jay C. Farrar is manager of government affairs, and the Washington, D.C. office. He was elected principal vice president in 2011.

Jay creates and participates in strategic advocacy at the Federal level, and represents Bechtel in political and policy matters.

Prior to joining Bechtel, Jay served as senior vice president for government relations at another global firm in the engineering and construction industry. Jay also held the position of senior vice president for external relations at The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

In addition, he was the deputy assistant secretary for legislative affairs at the Department of Defense, director of legislative affairs for the National Security Council at the White House, and legislative assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Jay served 23 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he specialized in public affairs and political/military affairs. During his Marine Corps tenure, he also taught at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a recipient of the Department of Defense Award for Exceptional Public Service.

Jay is a graduate of Marquette University and has a master’s degree from Central Michigan University.