Jessica Towhey -  Volunteer Faculty at the Leadership Institute

Jessica Towhey (TWO-ee) has more than 15 years’ experience as a newspaper reporter and a communications strategist. She was the media point-person for a number of top U.S. House and U.S. Senate campaigns, including Sen. Rob Portman’s 2010 campaign. She was also press secretary for former House Speaker John Boehner.

Jessica opened 2E Communications four years ago and focuses on media consulting and media training. She is a freelance reporter for InsideSources covering education.

Earlier this year, Jessica built and ran a media operation for the annual Republican House and Senate Republican Members’ Retreat that encompassed every major TV, radio and print outlet in the country. Jessica was also the primary spokesperson for the train derailment that occurred as Republican Members of Congress were traveling to the retreat, briefing reporters as the situation unfolded. The retreat’s media operation would not have been so successful without the hard work of four Leadership Institute interns who were very kindly loaned out to help for the event.

Jessica Towhey