Jennifer Taylor McBride brings decades of experience in federal government relations and public policy to her work advising clients. Jennifer identifies, develops, and deploys strategies and tactics to help clients garner congressional and stakeholder support to advance their policy goals. Prior to joining Venable, she advised clients on public policy at a full-service international law firm and served as an account representative at a Washington, DC consulting firm, where she planned advocacy events for clients, and scheduled and coordinated hundreds of Capitol Hill meetings.
Jennifer also spent more than a decade as associate director of public policy and advocacy at the Arthritis Foundation, where she lobbied federal agencies and Congress to secure policy changes and increased funding to meet the needs of people affected by osteo and inflammatory arthritis. Jennifer also launched and directed the association's grassroots advocate program, including its annual advocate conference.
Following graduate school, Jennifer worked at the National Health Council as a government affairs associate, convening national health-related organizations to collaborate and advocate on common policy interests.
While earning her bachelor's degree, Jennifer spent a semester in Washington, DC as an intern with the National Council on Aging, which cemented her love of policy and led to her first job after college. She also served as a program assistant for an adult day care training project at the National Council on Aging, where she researched and authored "Training the Program Assistant in Adult Day Care: How the States Are Getting It Done," and marketed and provided technical assistance for the accompanying training program. Jennifer then continued working as an assistant director at the National Adult Day Services Association, where she designed and implemented the first national certification process for program assistants.