James Boyle
Founding Partner

Higher Ed

  • College access and admission
  • Higher education finance and operations
  • Technology and learning

James A. Boyle is founding partner of Boyle Public Affairs LLC, which has served more than three dozen clients since launching in November 2010.  His firm has subject matter expertise in the business of higher education. Boyle began his career as a press secretary on Capitol Hill before spending 15 years in the media industry, including a decade in the 1990s as top spokesperson for Discovery Communications Inc., parent of the Discovery Channel. From 2000 to 2003, Boyle was vice president of brand marketing and corporate communications at Sallie Mae. In 2003, Boyle founded College Parents of America, the nation’s only membership organization of current and future college parents. As CPA president, Boyle testified twice before congressional committees on college costs, and before The U.S. Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education. A native of Detroit, Boyle received his B.S. in Communications from Northwestern University.