Jennifer Curley, CEO of Curley Company, is a business strategist, expert communicator, and passionate entrepreneur. Jennifer sets the strategic direction for the agency and is hired by her clients to advance their reputation, mitigate their risks, and make an impact with thought leaders in Washington, D.C.
Jennifer has represented Fortune 100 companies and large trade associations as well as start-ups and nonprofit organizations in a diverse cross-section of industries. With White House, Capitol Hill and PR agency experience, she is considered an expert in the people, processes and politics of Washington, D.C.
In 2020, Jennifer was named Woman of the Year by Washington Women in Public Relations. She led Curley Company to be named as 2021 finalist for Boutique Agency of the Year in North America by both PR Week and PRovoke Media and PRovoke Media designated Curley Company as the 7th fastest growing agency globally for 2021.
Prior to founding Curley Company, Jennifer served as a vice president at Edelman, where she ran its technology policy practice. During the Clinton Administration, she was a political appointee in the Protocol Office of the White House and Department of State. She started her career in the United States Senate as an aide to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and she also worked on the 1996 presidential campaign and orchestrated several official events for the 1997 presidential inauguration.
Jennifer has a master’s degree in political science from American University and a bachelor’s degree in government from St. Lawrence University. She is currently vice chair of the St. Lawrence University Board of Trustees.
Jennifer is the publisher of The Association 100, a monthly newsletter that provides actionable strategies and trends to association executives and professionals.
Jennifer’s favorite place in Washington is the U.S. Capitol building. Looking at the dome reminds her of how excited she was to start her first job on Capitol Hill.