Managing Director of Communications
Jennifer R. Farmer joined Advancement Project in 2012, bringing ten years of strategic communications experience. With a sharp understanding of the intersection of organizing, policy and media, she has successfully directed both national and state campaigns that have advanced issues, changed the national discourse and effected social change.
Farmer most recently served as a Communications Director for the labor table which was housed at the AFL-CIO, where she developed and managed the public messaging and communications strategies of workers’ rights campaigns in several states. As the former Deputy Director of Communications of SEIU, she orchestrated multi-pronged communications projects, including rapid response implementation, media outreach and building strategic partnerships, which secured high-profile visibility for the union on multiple media platforms. Farmer has also lent her expertise to the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus, and the Center for Progressive Leadership. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from the University of Rochester.