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Jim Esquea is the vice president of public affairs for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. He was named to the position in April of 2021 and is the company’s first position based in Washington, DC. Esquea leads the company’s day-to-day federal outreach on issues that range from cannabis and social justice reform to environmental regulation, consumer protection and corporate tax issues.

Esquea has more than 25 years of policy experience and previously has served as Assistant Secretary for Legislation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Obama Administration, senior analyst for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee and budget analyst in the Office of Management and Budget in the Clinton Administration.  He was most recently the Senior Director of Federal Affairs for Juul Labs Inc. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Esquea also holds an M.P.A. from Columbia University.