Jim O'Malley

Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations @ Brown-Forman

Jim O’Malley comes to Brown-Forman from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), where he was senior vice president of public affairs. Overseeing the AICPA’s Washington, D.C. office, he directed the organization’s activities in the areas of congressional and political affairs, regulatory affairs, relations with state CPA societies, international services and media relations and communications.

His previous experiences include serving as chairman of the creative and advertising practice of Burson-Marsteller, one of the world’s largest public relations firms, as well as holding senior posts in governmental affairs and communications at several organizations.

O’Malley is a graduate of the University of San Diego, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a J.D. He and his wife, Joanne, and their children will relocate to Louisville this summer.

Brown-Forman is a producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s, Southern Comfort, Finlandia Vodka, Tequila Herradura, el Jimador Tequila, Canadian Mist, Fetzer and Bolla Wines, and Korbel Champagne.