Appointments: June 20, 2014
Author: - June 20, 2014 - Updated: June 20, 2014
VETERAN POL JOINS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM OF THE ROCKIES
What a pleasant surprise to see longtime political operative Deb Jensen back in town. We spotted the former Coloradan, and her husband David, at the recent Mizel Museum’s Community Enrichment Dinner cocktail hour — aka the biggest schmooze party of the year — and we recognized her immediately after some two-plus decades. Jensen, who had been living in the Philadelphia area, has been appointed director of development and communications at the Leadership Program of the Rockies, a fitting position given all of her experience over the years with Republican campaigns and lobbying.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring someone with Deb’s exceptional talent and passion to our mission at the Leadership Program,” said Shari Williams, head of the Denver-based training organization. “She brings a wealth of experience and commitment that makes her a perfect fit for LPR’s mission of principled, public policy training.”
Jensen, with over ten years’ experience in public policy in Washington, D.C., served on Capitol Hill as Colorado U.S. Rep. Joel Hefley’s Chief of Staff, in U.S. Senator Bill Armstrong’s Senate legislative office, and worked for two Oklahoma Senators, Dewey Bartlett (R-OK) and Henry Bellmon (R-OK). Deb also worked as a lobbyist for the firm of Bond, Donatelli, helping clients such as the National Basketball Association and the National Broadcasters Association develop winning strategies and communications plans.
Jensen has campaign and fundraising experience at the presidential, congressional and state party level. She worked on the campaigns of Bill Armstrong, Terry Considine for Senate, Bob Dole for President, and several more. At the party level, Jensen was the finance director for the Republican State Party and has been a delegate to several state conventions.
Leadership Program of the Rockies, has grown in size and now has over 1300 graduates. Students are selected to be part of the program, which includes a nine-month training course that focuses on our country’s founding principles and applies them to current issues of governance and public policy.