Jennifer is a Communications Lead at Purple Strategies. She spent the past eight years at trade associations, most recently as the Senior Director of Communications at the American Hotel & Lodging Association, where she led the association’s thought leadership, media relations and advocacy communications efforts. She began her career in politics and public opinion research, first at Public Opinion Strategies and then the research arm of Edelman, as well as stints with congressional and gubernatorial campaigns in her home state of Nebraska. She holds a B.A. in Political Communication from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a M.A. in Media and Public Affairs from The George Washington University.