Jackie Whisman serves as ITIF’s Director of Development and Outreach. Prior to joining ITIF, Jackie was Vice President of HM&CO. In that capacity, she managed the day-to-day outreach and fundraising activities for a host of non-profit clients. Jackie previously served as a Legislative Correspondent in the office of former Senator Paul Sarbanes of Maryland, as Content Manager and Creative Director at an early stage online startup, as a Get-Out-The-Vote Director for Obama for America and as a Legislative Assistant at the consulting firm Elmendorf Strategies. 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 and the Washington Chapter Alumni Committee.