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Jennifer is the Chief Operating Officer at Risa Heller Communications where she leads the firm’s daily business operations and serves a range of clients across various issue areas. She brings newsroom, agency and corporate communications experience to her work at RHC.

Her previous roles include leading corporate communications for a fintech company and serving as a communications consultant for financial, nonprofit and advocacy clients at a national public affairs firm.

Jennifer started her career working in local broadcast journalism and previously worked as a researcher in the “Brainroom” at Fox News Channel, as well as a production assistant for Comedy Central and E! Entertainment Television, and an intern at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Jennifer has a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Telecommunication-News from the University of Florida, and a Master’s Degree in Elections and Campaign Management from Fordham University.

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