Jenna Courtney comes to TXPOST with more than a decade of experience in and around the Texas Legislature, spending time in the Texas Senate and the private sector. Prior to joining TXPOST, Jenna worked for a boutique public affairs firm in Austin, Imperium Public Affairs (IPA), where she provided turnkey services to the firm’s diverse clientele. She has extensive experience developing and managing complex and multi-faceted issue management campaigns that bridge media, government, and public relations to provide unified and targeted messages tailored to achieve client goals and objectives.
She oversaw the drafting and implementation of advocacy strategy around a suite of individualized public policy solutions in a number of sectors, including public education, municipal governance, health care, transportation, energy, and the environment. Jenna’s advocacy and strategic guidance was instrumental in passing revolutionary legislation that enables the first-ever widespread analysis of after school programs—legislation that is becoming a model for after school education across the nation. She maintained broad editorial discretion over client-facing publications, collateral advocacy materials, and the firm’s publicly distributed newsletter.
Jenna’s relationships extend across party lines and legislative and regulatory bodies, allowing her to build successful coalitions and foster third-party support that bolsters success within the Texas Legislature for client priorities and initiatives. Before joining IPA, Jenna worked for two Texas state senators with varied district demographics, differing land and resource composition, and distinct legislative agendas, gaining valuable experience with the unique needs and perspectives of the diverse urban, suburban, and rural communities across the state of Texas.
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Jenna graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Government. She and her husband Scott—along with their two dogs—continue to make Austin their home. Outside of the office, she is an avid runner, a lifetime member of Texas Exes, and an active member of the Junior League of Austin, where she has taken on a number of leadership roles to engage the central Texas community.