Director of Programming, Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service
Prior to joining the Institute, Jennie served for five years in the Obama White House as Special Assistant to the President for Management and Administration and Director of the Office of White House Personnel.
Working primarily on the process and operations of the White House staffing structure, Jennie also had the opportunity to contribute to White House policies pertaining to work-life balance and other effective workplace policies. She also served as one of the primary staffers on the White House transition process in 2017.
Prior to the White House, Jennie was the Legislative Director for Steven Tolman at the Massachusetts State House. She began her career on Capitol Hill working on Senator Ted Kennedy’s Senate Health, Education and Pensions Committee.
Jennie holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Public Administration from The George Washington University.
Zachary Royster is the Academic Director for the United States Campaign and Elections Academy in partnership with the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service.
He joined the Institute after spending three years on Capitol Hill working for Congressman Diane Black of the 6th District of Tennessee, and more recently, as the Social Community Manager for the Republican National Committee.
During his time on the Hill, Zack served in a number of roles, such as Staff Assistant, Legislative Correspondent, and Legislative Aide, where he led the Congressman’s constituent correspondence program and managed a small policy portfolio.
Born and raised in Tennessee, Zack is a native of Knoxville where he received his undergraduate degree in Political Science, with a minor in Economics, from the University of Tennessee.