The ATC Team
CEO John Jackley founded ATC in 2016 after ten years as Director of Communications and Social Equity at the Portland Development Commission in Portland, Oregon, where he directed agency communications with the news media, stakeholders, communities and social media, including producing the agency’s communications and engagement in Spanish. He wrote the contracting and workforce diversity strategy that led to over $100 million in contracting and payroll dollars to minority firms and workers in five years, including over one million payroll hours for minority workers and total MWESB participation averaging 35% per year. He previously served as Executive Officer at the Oregon Department of Transportation, where he helped create the $100 million ConnectOregon multimodal transportation program, supervised the $471 million per biennium local government construction program, and led the agency’s minority contracting and workforce initiatives. He also served as senior legislative assistant in the Oregon Senate Democratic Caucus office and was an elected member of the West Linn, Oregon City Council.
Before moving to Oregon, John worked as communications and policy advisor to members of the Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, DC. His first book, Hill Rat: Blowing the Lid Off Congress, was a Washington Post and national bestseller about Congress, and was followed by Below The Beltway, a top-selling account of Washington, DC’s political culture in the Clinton years. John has provided political commentary on the Today Show, ABC News Nightline, C-NBC, CSPAN, Fox Morning News, and Inside Edition, where he also worked as a consulting producer. His commentary and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Associated Press, the Economist, and many others. He previously worked for the Council of the Americas, the Political Section of the U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Panama and the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal.
John served on the board of the Metropolitan Contracting Improvement Partnership from 2008 to its 2020 merger with the National Association of Minority Contractors-Oregon. He is a board member and former vice chair of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the Asian American Pacific Chamber of Commerce, and the board of AJOEM, the Association of Young Entrepreneurs Working for Panama.
John graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University in Virginia and received the Certificate of Public Management from the Atkinson School of Business at Willamette University in Oregon.
Nashoni Whitlock is ATC's Operations Coordinator and the first Navaho woman to earn an FAA commercial drone pilot license. Nashoni has extensive experience assisting community organizations, especially those representing communities of color, with marketing, outreach, and business planning and technical assistance. She has a degree in communications and marketing from Portland State University and is pursuing her graduate degree in communications at Portland State.
Kayla Caldeira is ATC's Operations Coordintor and a talented video producer and editor who works on a wide range of projects for nonprofits and public agencies, including the Metropolitan Contracting Improvement Partnership, Prosper Portland, ODOT, the National Association of Minority Contractors-Oregon, and many others. She also works with Keiki O Ka Aina Family Lerning Center in Oahu, where she helps preserve her Native Hawaiian culture.
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Advanced Technology Communications LLC (ATC) is a mission-oriented, bilingual Spanish firm founded in 2015 by CEO John Jackley, former Director of Social Equity and Communications at the Portland Development Commission (now DBA Prosper Portland). ATC is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is the right thing to do.
Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company’s achievement as well.
We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.
Advanced Technology Communications’ diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; social and recreational programs; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:
Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees.
Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.
Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs.
Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for the diversity.
All employees, contractors, partners, and suppliers have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other company-sponsored and participative events. All employees are also required to attend and complete annual diversity awareness training to enhance their knowledge to fulfill this responsibility.
ATC has a zero-tolerance policy toward any kind of discrimination, not just for employees but partners, contractors, suppliers, and subcontractors. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. ATC is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
Advanced Technology Communications desires to carry out its mission in the most environmentally sustainable manner possible. We are committed to reducing the impact of our activities on the environment and to increasing our contribution to local goods and services, especially those offered by communities of color; and we will set a leadership example in these practices.
This policy creates a sustainability policy for the organization to define and support sustainable business practices in the following ways:
ATC will help clients participate in programs such as Pacific Power’s Blue Sky renewable energy program. In 2018, we reduced MCIP’s carbon footprint by 3,810 lbs. of carbon dioxide by supporting 4,215 kilowatt hours of renewable energy.
Provide training in sustainable construction industry practices for contractors who work on projects that involve LEED standards, Earth Advantage, and other green building practices.
All ATC contracting is with local BIPOC//MBE firms.
We understand the importance of food as a direct link to regional place, and we always secure local and organically sourced food and beverages.
Our in-house recycling program in all three offices continues to expand where possible;
We will use USDA Certified Bio-Based cleaning products in all offices.
ATC has a triple bottom line policy that guides all purchasing for goods and services, including requirements for recycled containers, no plastic bags and avoidance of paper plates and plastic utensils; and for environmentally preferable and sustainable products and services;
ATC has a preference for goods and services produced in the tri-county region to reduce transportation costs and energy use;
That this policy will continue to evolve and expand as new opportunities for sustainability become available.