Jesica Dobbins Lindgren (formerly Seacor) is the General Counsel at Blue Star Strategies, LLC, where she works on a variety of client issues.
Previously, Ms. Lindgren was a Director and Senior Vice President at ResCare, Inc., a leading U.S. human services company. She handled government relations and business development for ResCare’s Youth Services. She also led ResCare’s international Workforce Services group, with operations primarily in Europe and the Middle East, and was a board member of ResCare’s international subsidiaries.
Ms. Lindgren began her career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington, DC. In 1997, she joined the International Labor Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, based in Geneva, Switzerland. She participated in a staff exchange from the ILO to the World Bank’s External and UN Affairs Unit in Washington, DC from 2004-2005 and then served as Deputy Director of the ILO’s Washington Office from 2005 until she joined ResCare in 2008.
Ms. Lindgren co-founded a venture philanthropy organization, Giving Circle, which supports charities offering education, health care, and training programs in developing countries. In 2005, her article, “Learning on the Job” was published in The Economist’s Intelligent Life magazine.
She received her B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from American University, where she was editor-in-chief of the international law review and commencement speaker in 1994. She earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, studying international management at their Barcelona, Singapore, and Chicago campuses. Ms. Lindgren is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Greater Washington. She is Vice President of the Hearth Foundation, which offers transitional housing services to persons living with HIV/AIDS. In 2018, Ms. Lindgren was elected to the Board of Directors of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Washington D.C.