Jodie A. Curtis

Executive Vice President, District Policy Group
jodie.curtis dbr.com
Phone: (202) 230-5147 (202) 230-5147
Fax: (202) 842-8465

About

Jodie A. Curtis has extensive experience in a broad range of governmental and congressional affairs representing and advancing the legislative and regulatory interests of nonprofit, advocacy, and health organizations. She focuses on a the spectrum of policy, appropriation, and regulatory issues, including health and life sciences, digital health, global health, agriculture, manufacturing, trade, transportation, insurance, and environmental issues.

Named one of The Hill’s Top Lobbyists of 2017 and 2018, Jodie is highly skilled in strategic planning and crafting smart tactics that help clients meet their public policy goals while fostering relationships with Members of Congress and staff,. She is adept at working the federal appropriations and authorization processes, building coalitions, developing public policies, and setting organization priorities.

Jodie has successfully planned and executed Capitol Hill advocacy days for hundreds of participants and organized successful, innovative grassroots campaigns. She also has conducted numerous training programs to teach citizens about their government and train them to be effective advocates at the local, state, and federal levels. She has lectured about health policy at numerous conferences and round tables.

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. She further bolstered her political experience as deputy chief of staff for U.S. Representative Thomas M. Barrett (current Mayor of the City of Milwaukee), as executive assistant for U.S. Representatives Lynn Rivers and Peter Barca, and as district director/legislative assistant for Wisconsin State Senator Barbara Ulichny.

Experience

  • Lobbying
  • Regulatory and Policy
  • Legislative Monitoring and Tracking
  • Relationship Building
  • Strategic Planning for Advocacy and Policy Initiatives
  • Coalition building and management
  • Health policy
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Global Health
  • Medical Device industry issues
  • Medical innovation issues
  • Trade and duties issues
  • Agriculture and environmental issues

Recognitions

Top Lobbyists, The Hill (2017-2018)

Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)

Credentials

Education

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.A.,