Mary Jane Rodes is a Senior Account Director at RunSwitch. A former staffer for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and for U.S. Senator John Barrasso, Mary Jane also has a background in grassroots programming and advocacy, public affairs, event coordinating and relationship building. Additionally, she has volunteered for numerous political campaigns.
Mary Jane moved to Washington, DC in 2009 to work as a Staff Assistant for Senator Mitch McConnell. After a few months, she became a Legislative Correspondent, focusing on policy issues pertaining to healthcare and education. In 2011, Mary Jane became the Director of Special Projects for Senator John Barrasso where she worked on a multitude of projects, served as an office liaison, planned a variety of meetings and events, and coordinated the intern program.
After getting married in November 2015, Mary Jane moved to Atlanta with her husband where she became a Grassroots Manager for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). She later became a Senior Grassroots Manager, continuing to expand the grassroots efforts of small business owners in 5 states. She also coordinated events to connect NFIB members to their candidates and elected officials during her tenure at NFIB.
A native of Winchester, KY, Mary Jane is a graduate of Centre College where she was the Student Government President and active in many organizations on campus. She now lives in Louisville with her husband and sons.
BA in International Studies – Centre College
Senior Account Director, RunSwitch PR (2018-present)
Senior Grassroots Manager, NFIB (2018)
Grassroots Manager, NFIB (2015-2018)
Director of Special Projects, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (2011-1015)
Legislative Correspondent, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (2009-2011)
Staff Assistant, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (2009)
Sales and Relocation Consultant, North American Van Lines (2008-2009)
Field Consultant, Tri Delta (2007-2008)