Jennifer Taylor McBride brings more than 20 years of experience in federal government relations and public policy to her work advising clients at the Washington, D.C.−based District Policy Group, housed within law firm Drinker Biddle. Jennifer supports clients in identifying, developing, and deploying the strategies and assets they need to garner congressional and stakeholder support to advance their policy goals and objectives. Jennifer joined District Policy Group from her position as an account representative at a Washington, D.C. consulting firm where she scheduled and coordinated hundreds of Capitol Hill meetings and planned advocacy events for clients. Prior to her career as a consultant, Jennifer served for more than 10 years as Associate Director of Public Policy & Advocacy at the Arthritis Foundation, based in Washington, D.C. In that role, Jennifer lobbied federal agencies and Congress to secure policy change and increased funding to meet the myriad needs of people affected by osteo-and inflammatory arthritis. She also launched and directed the association’s grassroots advocate program, including its annual advocate conference.
Jennifer’s interest in advocacy began with her involvement in senior care initiatives immediately after graduation from college. At the National Council on Aging in Washington, D.C., she was the program assistant for an adult day care training project, 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. Following graduate school, Jennifer worked at the National Health Council as a government affairs associate, convening national voluntary health organizations and other health-related organizations to collaborate and advocate on common policy interests.
- Syracuse University, M.A., Public Administration, Health and Social Policy Analysis
- Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A., Politics and Government