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Meet Jodie.

Regulatory Specialist, Former Hill Staffer, Wisconsin Native, Cheese Aficionado

Jodie Curtis
Jodie Curtis Executive Vice President (202) 230-5147

Named one of The Hill's Top Lobbyists of 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, Jodie Curtis has 25 years of experience in government, congressional affairs, and representing the legislative and regulatory interests of for-profit, nonprofit, and global organizations. She works across a broad range of policy, appropriations, and regulatory issues, including health and life sciences, digital health, global health, agriculture, manufacturing, trade, transportation, insurance, and environmental issues.

Jodie helps clients to foster meaningful relationships with elected officials and their staffs and is deeply involved in the federal appropriations and authorization processes. Jodie assists clients in building coalitions to set and achieve public policy priorities. She has a long record of success, most notably assisting in preventing the elimination of key CDC programs and the Fogarty International Center at NIH, congressional support of key tariff exclusions and anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases, and the inclusion of provisions regarding private flood insurance in Department of Treasury regulations.

Jodie is deeply attuned to the changing regulatory and legislative landscape, which gives her clients an inside track to potential opportunities and an early warning system for threats to their business or mission. She has planned and managed Hill Days for hundreds of participants and organized creative grassroots campaigns. Jodie regularly presents legislative updates to trade associations and provides training programs to teach people how to be effective advocates at the local, state, and federal levels.

Prior to joining the District Policy Group, Jodie served as an assistant director with Planned Parenthood Federation of America, deputy chief of staff for U.S. Representative Thomas M. Barrett (D-WI), executive assistant for U.S. Representatives Lynn Rivers (D-MI) and Peter Barca (D-WI), and district director/legislative assistant for Wisconsin State Senator Barbara Ulichny. Jodie credits her interest in politics to her high school civics teacher and an internship for a state representative of Wisconsin.

Jodie received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her Chicago−sports fan husband, Greg, where you might find her biking or cheering for her favorite Wisconsin or Chicago sports teams.