Jessica Effenberger Follett joined McGuireWoods Consulting in September 2016 as a research assistant in the Austin office. Possessing years of political staff experience and knowledge of the policymaking process, she assists clients with research projects and legislative monitoring efforts.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, Jessica served as a legislative aide and scheduler for State Representative Wayne Smith. In that position she was responsible for drafting and monitoring legislation, speechwriting and correspondence, constituent and state agency relations as well as scheduling for the office. Before joining Representative Smith’s office, Jessica acted as district director to State Representative Dennis Bonnen. In addition to her time with the Texas Legislature, she has significant public relations experience and served in a fundraising and development capacity in the private education sector.