Jennifer is an assistant vice president in the McGuireWoods Consulting Virginia state government relations group. She assists clients with legislative monitoring, and provides lobbying services in matters before the Virginia General Assembly and executive agencies. With a focus on education policy, Jennifer provides in-depth research and analysis on policy and legislative matters.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, Jennifer served as the assistant director of appointments for the Secretary of the Commonwealth in the Office of Governor Terence R. McAuliffe. In that role, she was responsible for assisting the governor in the appointment of thousands of individuals to serve on state boards and commissions. Jennifer has experience working on boards under the following Cabinet Secretariats: Agriculture and Forestry, Commerce and Trade, Finance, Technology, Natural Resources, and Veterans and Defense Affairs.
She also worked as the executive assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement for the Virginia Community College System, where she was involved in statewide initiatives, fundraising and development, prospect research, and special events.
In 2018, Jennifer graduated from Lead Virginia, a statewide leadership program that connects professionals on issues that matter most to the Commonwealth.
Jennifer is a native of Norfolk, Virginia, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008 with highest honors and distinction.