Jean CardWriter and Communications Consultant
Ms. Card has been a professional writer for more than a decade and has spent her career in Washington, D.C, translating public policy jargon and government-speak into compelling English.<br /> <br /> For five years, Jean was the principal, on-staff writer for the nation’s most powerful business lobby (the National Federation of Independent Business), penning everything from the publications used by NFIB’s lobbying team to the marketing materials utilized by their sales force. Jean ghost-wrote NFIB’s self-syndicated opinion column, “Small Business Focus” (today called “The Voice of Small Business”), for most of her tenure with the organization. During her time at NFIB, Jean developed an advanced understanding of heath care, tax and labor policy.<br /> In 2001, Jean joined the Bush administration as a cabinet-level speechwriter. Over the next six years she wrote speeches and opinion columns for the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General. Her work included major policy speeches on a wide variety issues, from women’s entrepreneurship, economic security and entitlement reform to law enforcement and the war on terrorism.<br /> Following her government service, Jean spent a year at a top strategic communications firm providing advice and strategy for clients ranging from a major bank in crisis to a software company promoting its philanthropic work.<br /> Today, Jean is using her significant experience to help her clients communicate their most vital messages to their most important audiences.<br /> Jean is a graduate of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont and has also studied at the University of Kent at Canterbury in the U.K.