Jennifer Webber is a public affairs, communications and organizational strategist based in Oakland, California. She works with a broad range of clients including candidates for public office, nonprofits and advocacy groups to help them achieve their government relations, communications and political goals at national, state and local levels.
Webber specializes in message development, coalition building, project management and management consulting. Highly regarded for her candidate trainings, she’s known for her direct approach, honest advice, and ability to find humor as needed. Highlights include working to defeat a bill to establish a tip credit in Oregon while serving as the executive director of Oregon’s Commission for Women, advocating for injured workers to restore fairness to Oregon’s workers’ compensation system, overseeing the campaign to elect the first openly gay judge on any state’s highest court, managing the San Francisco campaign to pass a $1.6 billion bond to rebuild the Hetch Hetchy water system and consulting on the successful campaign to pass an Oakland, California ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage and provide paid sick days.
For more than seven years, Webber worked with a nonprofit organization that works on federal higher education and affordability issues. She grew and coordinated a national coalition of consumer, labor, civil rights, veterans and college access organizations whose goal is to ensure that taxpayer-funded federal financial aid does not go to poor quality, predatory career education programs that leave students buried in debt they cannot repay. She also advises clients on earned media strategy and helps secure positive coverage in national news outlets.
Webber enjoys helping organizations identify and plan how to meet their long-term goals through her expert strategic planning, communications and meeting facilitation skills.
Working her way through college, Webber earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History with minor in English and a certificate in Peace Studies from the University of Portland in Oregon. With a graduate assistantship at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, she earned a Master’s Degree in U.S. History with a focus on the Progressive Era. She did additional graduate work in political science with specialty in public policy at The George Washington University in Washington D.C.