Jason G. Booth
Jason G. Booth has been with Sitrick And Company since 2002, providing high-level strategic public relations counsel, with an emphasis on financial situations, litigation support, crisis communications and international affairs. During his tenure with Sitrick, Mr. Booth has provided strategic communications support for numerous proxy contests, Chapter 11 restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and public companies facing short-selling attacks, both in the US and internationally. Mr. Booth has also provided PR support for several high-profile criminal cases, including companies accused of hiring illegal immigrants.
Between 2008 and 2010, Mr. Booth served as Vice President, Communications for the activist investment firms Steel Partners and Steel Partners Japan. He represented Steel Partners during landmark proxy fights in South Korea and Japan and a high-profile legal case before the Supreme Court of Japan.
Prior to entering public relations, Mr. Booth spent 12 years living and working as a journalist in Asia. He was the Asia economics correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, based in Hong Kong. He also wrote the Journal’s “Heard in Asia” investment column. Before that he was a financial reporter for the South China Morning Post newspaper, where he reported on Hong Kong’s transition from British to Chinese rule. Mr. Booth began his career in South Korea, where he reported on the pro-democracy movement and the death of North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung.
Mr. Booth also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism.