Prior to that, Jackie served as the Senior Advisor to the CEO at the Corporation for National and Community Service and as Assistant to President Obama and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama. Jackie helped to develop a strategic plan to address the issues the First Lady is involved with including healthy eating, national service, military family and women in the workplace. Jackie has served as a trusted advisor to various political candidates and most recently led Iowa to an Obama victory in the 2008 presidential campaign as the Iowa State Director.
Jackie also served as a high school government teacher and still works with young people as an adjunct professor at American University. She was awarded the James Madison Fellowship in 2005, which supports the graduate study of American history by aspiring and experienced secondary school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies. Jackie has a bachelor’s degree from SUNY College at Geneseo and a Masters in Political Science from Iowa State University. She serves on the Leadership Council for the Impact Center and is a member of the U.S. Commission on Presidential Scholars. Contact Jackie at [email protected] or at 202-729-3234.