Jennifer Curley, Founder & CEO of Curley Company, is a business strategist, expert communicator, and passionate entrepreneur. She is the author of the business book, Playing the Long Game (2022).
Jennifer is on a mission to help transformational leaders rethink, redefine and reimagine what’s possible. She works with organizations and their leadership to reframe problems and solutions so they can have greater impact on the world or within their own organization. With her Capitol Hill and Executive Branch background she is considered an expert in the “personalities, process and politics” of Washington, D.C. advising leaders of Fortune 100 companies, large trade associations and nonprofits on thought leadership, reputation management, and risk-mitigation.
In 2020, Jennifer was named Woman of the Year by Washington Women in Public Relations. She has led Curley Company to win both PRWeek Outstanding Small Agency and Best Place to Work 2022 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 for 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 worked on the 1996 presidential campaign.
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 and chair-elect of the St. Lawrence University Board of Trustees and a board member of the Global Women’s Innovation Network, chairing their Governance Committee.
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.