Jessica Lycos is the CEO of Essex & Orange, LLC, a political fundraising, consulting and government affairs firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. She has worked on presidential, gubernatorial, congressional and statewide campaigns and PAC’s and served as political advisor to Congressman Trent Franks.
Born in Flagstaff, Arizona as the eldest of six and raised in Canfield, Ohio, Jessica returned to Arizona in 2008 to attend college. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While in college, Jessica interned for U.S. Senator Jon Kyl.
From 2015-2017, Jessica lived part-time in South Africa where she assisted with business development for American-based companies with a presence in Africa.
Jessica is the Arizona Co-Chair for Maverick PAC, a political action committee aimed at engaging the future generation of American leaders in business and politics. In addition, she serves on the Board of GenNext, a mission-based networking organization focused on expanding education and countering international violent extremism.
Jessica is a graduate of the prestigious Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series, a political leadership-training program for women. She considers herself an adrenaline and political junkie, lover of history - especially the era of Tudor England.