Jenifer’s involvement public affairs began at an early age. Her parents were active members of the Russell, Kansas community where she grew up and Jenifer participated in numerous civics programs throughout her school years. Jenifer graduated from the only public high school in America to graduate two U.S. senators (Bob Dole & Arlen Specter).
Ms. Brandeberry began her official public affairs career in Washington DC as an assistant to Senator Dole, who at that time was Majority Leader of United States Senate. Following that, Ms. Brandeberry applied and was selected for a position in the Reagan White House in the office of Cabinet Affairs.
Ms. Brandeberry returned to Kansas pursue a Masters in Public Administration degree from the University of Kansas. While in graduate school she began her state lobbying career specializing in education, local government and transportation issues at the state house in Topeka. Ms. Brandeberry was involved in a number of highly contested issues of the time including ensuring equal access to the judicial system and women’s reproductive rights.
In 1997 Ms. Brandeberry moved to Denver to lobby before the Colorado General Assembly. She continues to specialize in legislative advocacy for transportation, business and local government issues. In 1999 she served as campaign manager for the Referendum 4-A transit funding campaign, which, in tandem with Governor Owen’s Referendum 4-B highway campaign, resulted in historic victories for transit and transportation funding for the Denver metro region. Other legislative accomplishments include passage of The Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act of 2006, helping to pass the first bill in the country to establish a regulatory framework for Transportation Network Companies, and playing an instrumental role in the passage of SB09-108 (FASTER) that generated approximately $252 million for transportation improvements in the State.
Ms. Brandeberry was featured in Colorado’s 5280 magazine’s, “22 to watch in 2002” and was awarded the Consumer Protection Award in 2007 by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. In 2011, Ms. Brandeberry participated in a Panel as part of a Women in Civic Leadership Lecture Series at Stephen’s College. As an alumni of Stephen’s College. Ms. Brandeberry has served as a member of the Vestry for St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Denver. In 2017 Ms. Brandeberry was honored by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce as one of the Top 25 most powerful and influential women in business. Ms. Brandeberry is an avid sports fan and especially enjoys cheering for her son Bailey’s teams whether football, basketball and lacrosse at Kent Denver, a starting member of the Brown Lacrosse team or now as member of the MLL professional team the Denver Outlaws.