Vice President of Marketing
Jenn Edwards serves as the vice president of marketing at 50+1 Strategies. She is a seasoned marketing and communications strategist with expertise in both digital and analogue media strategy, placement and performance, with an emphasis on diverse audiences. She received her bachelor’s degree in area studies and Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin and her MBA in marketing strategy from the University of Rochester.
Jenn got her start in progressive politics as an undergraduate at UT at Austin, where she was a volunteer organizer for Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign. She went on to volunteer for Obama’s reelection campaign after completing a teaching fellowship with the New Teacher Project in New Orleans, LA aimed at combating the school-to-prison pipeline. She also volunteered on political campaigns in Michigan in 2018, including the Michigan Democratic Party’s push to elect Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrest II, as well as Rashida Tlaib’s run for Congress.
Prior to joining 50+1 Strategies, Jenn worked in marketing at Ford Motor Company, where she oversaw multi-million dollar marketing and advertising campaigns targeting diverse consumers. She subsequently worked with Elizabeth Warren for President and later led statewide digital programs for Mike Bloomberg for President and U.S. Senator Chris Coons. In the two latter campaigns respectively, she led the state digital strategy in Maine and Delaware to help support Democratic wins in the 2020 election cycle. At 50+1 Strategies, Jenn has overseen several critical campaigns, including diverse paid media work supporting President Biden’s legislative wins, such as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, and the digital media for L.A. Mayor Karen Bass’s historic campaign.
Jenn has also worked in the nonprofit and international fields. She is a military brat who grew up all over the country, though her family originally hails from sunny San Diego, California. She and her husband Daniel, along with their baby daughter Lucia, love spending time in nature with their Pomsky, Zorro. Jenn also loves reading, traveling, gastronomy, and spending time in museums. Her political passions include racial and economic justice, women’s rights and ending mass incarceration.