Jackie Whisman joined ITIF in 2014 following over a decade of diversified experience in federal, state and local government, political campaigns and the private sector.
Before ITIF, Jackie spent five years as Vice President of HM&CO, where she managed the fundraising activities of a multi-candidate political action committee and the development strategies of non-profit clients, including ITIF. In this role, Jackie worked closely with House, Senate and administration staff on both sides of the aisle on hundreds of events, trips and policy programs in Washington, D.C. and around the country.
Prior to joining HM&CO, Jackie served as a GOTV Director for Obama for America, Content Manager of an early stage online startup, Legislative Assistant at the consulting firm Elmendorf Strategies (now Elmendorf Ryan), and as a field director for former Governor Martin O’Malley. Jackie began her career in Washington as a Legislative Correspondent in the office of former Senator Paul Sarbanes.
A native of Washington, D.C., Jackie received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and currently co-chairs the College’s Semester in Washington Program.