Tougaloo College alumna named press secretary for Rep. Fudge

JANS – Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) announced on Wednesday, June 13, the appointment of LeMia Beatrice Jenkins as her Press Secretary. LeMia is based in the Congresswoman’s Washington, D.C. office and will, among other duties, coordinate media inquiries and outreach regarding legislative matters and national policy issues, as well as new media outreach. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, LeMia holds a Bachelor’s degree from Tougaloo College in Public Relations, and a Master of Public Health from the George Washington University. She has also studied healthcare delivery and promotion at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. Prior to joining Congresswoman Marcia Fudge’s staff, LeMia worked with the staff of Congressman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi on issues including homeland security, agriculture, health, veterans’ affairs and education. Following her experience with Congressman Thompson’s office, she worked with the American Dietetic Association and Weber Shandwick/Powell Tate, the world’s second largest Public Relations and Public Affairs firm. While with Weber Shandwick, LeMia worked on several accounts including the US Army, Army Reserve, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and CVS Caremark. She has also spent time in production for the Fox TV affiliate in Mississippi prior to relocating to Washington, DC. “LeMia has a clear understanding of media needs and a firm grasp of issues that affect the people of Northeast Ohio. Enthusiastic and hardworking, LeMia is a welcome addition to my staff,” said Congresswoman Fudge. Ms. Jenkins will collaborate with the Congresswoman’s Communications Director, Belinda Prinz, who continues her work in the Warrensville Heights office coordinating communication needs with media, community organizations and constituent outreach based in the district. Members of the media may contact LeMia at (202) 225-7032 or by email: LeMia.Jenkins@mail.house.gov

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