Jennifer LaTourette is the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Van Scoyoc Associates providing firmwide leadership, team management, and vision in the implementation of VSA’s forward-focused strategies. Jennifer has spent nearly two decades at VSA and brings a deep understanding of our business and record of successful advocacy to the leadership of VSA.
In addition to serving as the President and COO, Jennifer represents a broad array of clients utilizing her unique bipartisan and bicameral Capitol Hill experience to successfully advance client goals, even in the most difficult of political environments. Clients call on Jennifer to help raise the profile of their companies, issues, or individuals. She successfully advocates and secures funding and legislative language for her clients’ priorities and initiatives. Over the course of her career, she has effectively represented both individual organizations and consortium projects.
Jennifer’s clients have included a wide variety of healthcare stakeholders, including world-renowned hospital systems, research institutes, laboratories, medical device manufacturers and non-profits. In addition, she works on behalf of trade associations, municipalities, and a variety of corporate and non-profit entities across sectors, providing counsel and advocacy around federal activity. She also served as the lead advocate for a coalition of over 100 members including large businesses, scientific organizations and academic entities dedicated to enacting a national agenda. Jennifer is consistently recognized as one the The Hill’s top lobbyists.
Before becoming a lobbyist, Jennifer worked for Members of the House and Senate for nearly a decade. She has a wealth of experience covering issues for both Republican and Democratic Members of Congress. Jennifer served as a Chief of Staff and associate staff for senior members of the House, including Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH). In this capacity, Jennifer was responsible for advising on all legislative issues, managing press operations, and working directly with a number of federal agencies and the White House. She began her career in the office of former Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) when he was Ranking Member of the EPW Committee and later Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. When working for Rep. Robert Borski (D-PA), she represented him on the conference committee for a landmark piece of comprehensive legislation.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College and her Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center.