Vice President, Communications & Marketing Jenn Kocher is a communications professional who specializes in transforming complex subjects into clear and focused messages at the local, state and national levels.
She joined NAWC in 2021 after an impressive stint in the Pennsylvania State Government. Jenn was brought on to help the association continue to cultivate its external messaging for cybersecurity, water equity, fair market value, and other priorities of the regulated water industry.
Kocher previously worked as the assistant communications director for the Senate Republican Communication Office where she collaborated with the 28 Republican senators on strategies for messaging the majority’s positions on legislation and policy. Prior to that, Kocher spent almost 10 years at the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission where she served as spokesperson and assisted in the development and execution of policy initiatives by providing the communications perspective and anticipating media reaction to those initiatives.
Jenn earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Pennsylvania State University and began her career as a reporter for a mid-sized Pennsylvania daily newspaper before moving into public relations. With more than 20 impressive years of journalism and public relations experience including crisis communications as well as social media development and messaging, Jenn is excited for this new chapter at the helm of NAWC’s communications efforts.