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Jenese Jones Oden
Jenese Jones Oden is founder of Oden Strategic Design Group, LLC, a high impact consulting firm supporting mid to large size corporations and nonprofits, political entities and mission driven emerging leaders through targeted consulting and professional development to scale organizational impact . She brings nearly two decades of experience in strategic partner engagement, educational leadership, financial services and grass roots/grass tops coalition building across diverse communities. After cutting her teeth 19 years ago as a Teach For America Corps member in Saint Louis, MO, she returned home to the DC Metro area and charted a new path into local politics as an ANC Commissioner. Jenese has served as Executive Director of Maryland CAN and co-founded the DC Education Coalition for Change.
Jenese is known as a skilled relationship builder, campaign manager, organizer and GOTV expert. She most recently worked at the Maryland Democratic Party as a Regional Field Director supporting the historic gubernatorial campaign of Wes Moore, Maryland's 1st African American Governor. She is also the GOTV Chair of the Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee.
Jenese earned her B.A. in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University in 2002 and is pursuing an MBA at LSU Shreveport.