Federal Government Advocacy
Jodie creates government relations strategies rooted in an in-depth understanding of federal government processes and priorities. She is adept at working the federal appropriations and authorization processes to advance client policy and funding goals, and she helps clients build coalitions to amplify their message. She has planned and executed Capitol Hill advocacy days for hundreds of participants and has organized successful, innovative grassroots campaigns. Jodie also works behind the scenes to align client public policy goals with organization priorities and trains clients how to be effective advocates at the local, state and federal levels.
Jodie works with clients across industries and policy areas, including health and life sciences, digital health, global health, agriculture, manufacturing, trade, transportation, insurance and environmental matters.
In-House Government Relations Experience
Prior to joining the firm, Jodie was an assistant director with Planned Parenthood Federation of America, where she oversaw and managed the organization’s federal government relations program.
Jodie served as deputy chief of staff for U.S. Representative Thomas M. Barrett (D-WI), as executive assistant for U.S. Representatives Lynn Rivers (D-MI) and Peter Barca (D-WI), and as district director/legislative assistant for Wisconsin State Senator Barbara Ulichny.
Jodie has a keen interest in all things Wisconsin and is an avid fan of Wisconsin and Chicago sports teams. She plays tennis and travels the globe to enjoy new cultures, good food and an occasional Grand Slam tournament.