Our Experienced Team
of Policy Consultants

John Watt

President & CEO 

John founded JWA Public Affairs in 1999 after serving eight years in the Oregon State House of Representatives. Prior to his involvement in politics, John managed several successful businesses. He was involved in the personal computer business at its advent, providing business solutions to clients in Southern Oregon. John’s experience in small business and as a former Oregon legislator positions him well to effectively advocate for and provide counsel to both non-profit and for-profit businesses in Oregon. Dedicated to a strong community with a healthy business presence, he serves on a number of civic boards in Medford.

John enjoys spending his free time with family, on the course playing a round of golf with friends, in the kitchen cooking, listening to music, traveling, or reading a good book.

Cell: 541-941-3129

Cathy Watt

Chief Financial Officer

Cathy contributes her research and communication skills as well as organizational expertise to the JWA team. In addition to her operational and managerial support of JWA, Cathy helps keep our clients and friends up to date on current events through our News & Opinion service. Having worked for both the legislative and executive branches of government, she is well versed in the protocol of Oregon politics.

Along with her husband, John, she also enjoys family and travel.


Scott Lubich

Vice President of Operations

Scott brings more than 25 years of management and systems experience to the team, providing critical support with client research, communications, and fieldwork. His experience has proven to him the importance of building a strong communication channel between our clients, our partners, and JWA. Scott has served on several volunteer boards in the Rogue Valley and understands the challenges facing Southern Oregonians.

He and his wife, Laura, enjoy living in rural Jackson County with their horses, dog, and barn cat.

Cell: 541-941-8973

Dave Dotterrer

Senior Account Executive, Project Development

Dave brings his experience as a career Marine, consultant with the Defense Department, and budget analyst in the Oregon State Legislature to the JWA team. During his career in the Marine Corps, Dave commanded units of up to 1,300 Marines and managed multi-million dollar budgets, retiring as a Colonel. Dave earned two Masters Degrees, in military history and national security strategy and policy.

His contribution working in the strategic planning arena in the Pentagon has given him expertise in strategic planning and policy development. He also has an extensive background in crisis and disaster preparedness planning and operations.

As a consultant with the Defense Department, he worked on operational analysis and test issues as well as leading teams, which prepared proposals to the Defense Department.

Finally, as a budget coordinator and analyst, he gained extensive experience in State budget and policy issues as well as the politics of Salem.

He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kerry, and their two children.

Phone: 541-840-4501

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