Jen is a Senior Vice President at Cassidy & Associates where she uses her extensive experience in communicating public policy along with her strategic and political acumen to deliver results for clients. She played a key role in successful efforts to tackle major surface transportation, water resource, and aviation issues while serving as Communications Director for the Democrats on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure from 2015 to 2019.
Jen gained significant experience in all issue areas under the jurisdiction of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, including surface transportation, aviation, water infrastructure and maritime transportation, rail and pipelines, and public buildings. Prior to that, she served on the Committee on Natural Resources and worked extensively on issues related to conservation, public lands, and resource development. Earlier she served as Press Secretary for Representative Peter DeFazio.
Jen has served as one of Congressman DeFazio’s top aides for the last twelve years—including as his campaign manager for three campaign cycles.
During her time on Capitol Hill, Jen earned a reputation for her effectiveness, responsiveness, and for her ability to turn ideas into action. As a top communications professional, she was responsible for taking complex policy and translating it to make a lasting impact in Member offices and in the public debate.
Jen is a proud Oregonian, who graduated from Oregon State University with a B.A. in Political Science.Bio page »