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Jennifer is Chief Operating Officer at Risa Heller Communications, where she develops and implements communications strategies for a range of nonprofit and corporate clients. She brings newsroom, agency and corporate communications experience to her work at RHC.

Jennifer joined RHC after leading corporate communications for a consumer financial services technology company. She honed her skills as a communications consultant at a national public affairs firm where she executed communications campaigns for clients spanning industries from hedge funds to the nonprofit sector. Jennifer previously worked in the “Brainroom” at Fox News Channel, where she specialized in investigative research and provided support for the launch of Fox Business Network.

Additionally, she held production positions at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central and E! Entertainment Television. She started her career as a local television and award-winning radio news reporter in Florida.

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Telecommunication-News. She also holds an M.A. in Elections and Campaign Management from Fordham University.

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