Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs

Jodi Herman joined NED as the Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs in May 2016.  Herman previously served as the Democratic Staff Director for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for Ranking Member Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD).    Prior to that, she served as the Chief Counsel and Deputy Staff Director for the same committee.  She also worked for Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) when he served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 2000, and joined his Senate office in 2010. Ms. Herman has also worked in private practice at the law firm Mowry & Grimson in Bethesda, MD, and served in the Clinton Administration as a Special Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador at the Organization of American States. Her current position is her second job at NED,  having served as a congressional liaison from 2001 to 2003.  Ms. Herman holds a Juris Doctor with Honors from The George Washington University’s School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from American University’s School of International Service.