Managing Director, Senior Vice President for Federal Affairs
Glenn Rushing has over thirty years of experience working in both government and politics at various levels. Before joining PDG, he served for ten years as the Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX). He was also previously a partner at the Eleison Group, LLC Consulting Group based in Arlington, Virginia.
His multifaceted career portfolio also includes roles as the Southern Deputy Political Director for the 2008 Hillary for President Campaign, Deputy Political Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), and as the National Field Director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Prior to his work at the DCCC, he was Chief of Staff to former Congressman Ronnie Shows of Mississippi.
Glenn worked on his first campaign in 1987 as a regional field coordinator for former Mississippi Governor and former Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. Since then he has worked on over twenty campaigns, serving as Manager, Field Director, and Field Coordinator for a variety of candidates, including President Clinton’s 1992 and 1996 elections.
Glenn remains front and center in the nation’s most pressing policy debates, navigating complex congressional caucus politics and deploying strategies that capitalize on bringing Capitol Hill and the White House to the table to build a diverse coalition of support for clients. Throughout his career, Glenn has engaged in challenging policy matters including international and foreign affairs, immigration, healthcare, agriculture, rural development, and transportation and infrastructure.
In addition to his campaign experiences, Glenn has worked for the Governor’s Office in Mississippi as an Executive Assistant for Executive Services and Administrative Assistant for Constituent Services; the United States Department of Agriculture as a Confidential Assistant for Congressional Relations; the City of Jackson as Director of Governmental Affairs; the Hinds County Board of Supervisors as Director of Human Capital Development; and served as District Director and Chief of Staff for Congressman Ronnie Shows.