Jena Roscoe serves as First Senior Vice President and Chief of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Operation HOPE. Ms. Roscoe is the first Senior Director of the East Coast Regional Corporate Headquarters at Gallup in Washington, DC.
Jena Roscoe is in charge of the HOPE Office of Government Relations and Public Policy, which is a global responsibility. In this post Ms. Roscoe has managed the relationship of and between three Presidential Administrations, from (Democrat) President Bill Clinton to (Republican) President George W. Bush, to (Democrat) President Barack Obama.
During her tenture at Operation HOPE, Ms. Jena Roscoe has led or otherwise helped to marshall in almost every major national private/public partnership and national government agreement with HOPE over the past decade; including our HOPE Coalition America national agreement with FEMA, our national agreements with the FDIC, the Veterans Administration, the creation of the SBA Office of Entrepreneurship Education, and the Operation HOPE 5-year partnership with the FINANCIAL SERVICES ROUNDTABLE, amongst many others.
Ms. Roscoe manages John Hope Bryant's personal public policy portfolio, including his involvement as a Presidential Appointee to the U.S. CDFI Fund at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability, the portfolio of more than 100 Local Financial Literacy Councils for the Subcommittee on the Underserved and Community Empowerment for the President's Council, under President Barack Obama.
Ms. Roscoe is a member of the Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC), D.C. Chamber Of Commerce, National Bankers Association, Association of Blacks Foundation Executives, and the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area. Ms. Roscoe is also an Advisory Committee Member for the Howard University Women’s Health Institute.
Ms. Roscoe was raised in Camp Springs, Maryland; Fayetteville, North Carolina; and Kershaw, South Carolina; but currently resides in Washington, DC. She is an undergraduate alumnus of the Howard University School of Communications. She is working to complete a graduate degree at the same institution. She is a graduate of The American University in Paris, France study abroad program.
Ms. Jena V. Roscoe is serving as a “new expert” with the Wi$eUp Financial Education Program,http://wiseupwomen.tamu.edu/experts.php
Ms. Jena Roscoe was the youngest person to speak at the 1996 Democratic National Convention (you can actually see Ms. Jena Roscoe actually speaking at the Convention at time stamp 29:20), where President Clinton discovered her amazing talent. Following the Convention Ms. Roscoe was invited to work for President Clinton, where she served in the Clinton White House during his entire second term, handling African-American affairs.