Jerome Murray couples his many years of congressional and caucus group liaison work with meaningful private sector experience when advocating for clients on health and technology policy. He has extensive legislative and management, communications, strategic outreach, coalition building and business planning experience and significant relationships within the House Democratic Caucus group and members with leadership positions on some of the House’s most prominent committees.
Most recently, Jerome served on Capitol Hill as chief of staff to Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI). Prior to that, Jerome spent four years at the pharmaceutical company Merck advocating on a range of issues including antibiotics and drug resistance, diabetes, hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS in addition to trade, manufacturing and supply chain issues. Before joining Merck, he served as legislative director to Rep. G. K. Butterfield (D-NC), a member of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee and former Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. While working for Butterfield Jerome primarily handled health and telecommunications issues coming before the committee, including during House consideration of health care reform.
Jerome worked as a senior manager for the NBA in the New York City metro area and, prior to that, served as associate director of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, a leadership committee focused on Democratic policy and message coordination chaired by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) under the leadership of Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). He received his start on Capitol Hill as an intern in the Washington office of Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and began as a full-time staffer in the office of Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA), ultimately rising to the position of legislative director.