Governor's Non-voting Representative, Director of Policy and Planning
Jennifer Branstetter currently serves as Policy Director for Governor Tom Corbett.
Most recently, Branstetter served as the policy director for the Tom Corbett for Governor Campaign. In this position, Branstetter oversaw the development and implementation of the campaign’s policy initiatives. Before joining the campaign, Branstetter worked as a senior associate with Cullari Communications Group and was the strategic lead on policy development, grassroots advocacy and media relations for key clients. She also served as a member of the company’s senior management team.
Prior to working with Cullari Communications Group, Branstetter was the Director of Education and Outreach for Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett. In that role, she created and executed a number of new and award-winning statewide education and grassroots initiatives for the office ranging from Internet safety to drug abuse. She worked extensively with schools, organizations and the media across the state to bring those programs into every county in Pennsylvania. She is an accomplished executive producer of industrial and marketing videos and won a 2008 International Film & Video Gold World Medal from The New York Festivals for her work on a drug documentary for the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
During her seven-year tenure as the communications coordinator for the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Branstetter managed the outreach and public educational programming for the organization. She coordinated media relations and planned major public events and statewide public education campaigns. She also conducted media training for PBA members and officers.
Branstetter started her career with Burson Marsteller Public Relations/Public Affairs in Pittsburgh and then joined the Ridge Administration serving as a deputy press secretary and later as a special assistant to Pennsylvania's then-Lieutenant Governor Mark Schweiker.
Ms. Branstetter was appointed by Governor Corbett to serve as non-voting Representative to the Board of Trustees, effective November 11, 2011.