Juleanna Glover

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Juleanna Glover
Juleanna Glover.jpg
Born (1969-09-27) September 27, 1969 (age 52)[1]
Alma materMarymount University,
George Mason University,
Johns Hopkins University
OccupationFounder and CEO of Ridgely Walsh, corporate public affairs consultant, former Republican lobbyist and George W. Bush Administration official, hostess
Spouse(s)Jeffrey Weiss
(m. 19??; div. 2009)

Juleanna R. Glover (born 27 September 1969) is an American corporate public affairs consultant, entrepreneur, former Republican lobbyist, and political strategist.[2][3][4] She is founder and CEO of Ridgely Walsh, a public and governmental affairs agency that advises Silicon Valley companies, including Google, Snap, Oracle, eBay, First Solar, Uber, and SpaceX.[5][6]

As a lobbyist, Glover is widely considered one of the most powerful women in Washington.[7][8] A former spokesperson for James Murdoch and an advisor to Elon Musk[9][10] , she was called the "mogul whisperer" by The New York Times.[11]

Early career[edit]

Glover received her B.A. from Marymount University in 1991 and M.P.A. from George Mason University in 1993. Glover also studied at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.

Glover started working for Senator John Ashcroft (R-Missouri) in 1996 when he was a freshman senator and helped him explore a bid for the 2000 presidential election.[3] Ashcroft chose not to run for president, so Glover became press secretary for businessman Steve Forbes, whose campaign ended before the Republican Party convention.[3]

Glover also worked for Bill Kristol, Vice President Dan Quayle, former Senator and Energy Secretary Spence Abraham, and conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly. Glover worked in the Jesse Helms for North Carolina campaign and the Rudolph W. Giuliani U.S. Senate exploratory committee, where she worked in the months following her first child's birth.[12][3]

Glover also worked as the Publicity Director for The Weekly Standard; and as legislative director for the Project for the Republican Future.

White House service[edit]

Ms. Glover served as senior staff for President George W. Bush and as Press Secretary for Vice President Dick Cheney.[3] Glover also served as the registered government affairs advisor for Iraq's first post-Saddam Hussein ambassador to the United States, Samir Sumaidaie. She is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

After leaving the White House, Glover was a Resident Fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics in 2002[13] and has lectured on the future of the Republican Party at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.[14]

Private sector[edit]

Glover has worked as a public affairs consultant since leaving the White House in 2002.[3] Glover was a Director at Clark & Weinstock, one of the top public and government affairs firms in the country. She then co-founded the Ashcroft Group, LLC along with former U.S. Attorney General, John Ashcroft.

In 2007, Glover was a senior advisor in Senator John McCain's 2008 bid for the White House, traveling with him throughout the primary season.

In 2015 and 2021, Washingtonian magazine listed Glover as one of Washington's most powerful women,[15][16] as did Elle in 2012.[17] In 2011, The New York Times described Glover as the "consummate political insider", and in 2012, Bloomberg News described in her profile: "[S]he brings Washington power players together in a way others can’t match. If you’re looking for the right introduction in D.C., you need to know Juleanna Glover."[18]

In 2013, Glover was a signatory to an amicus curiae brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage via the Hollingsworth v. Perry case.[19] Also that year, Ms. Glover became Managing Director of Teneo Intelligence. In accordance with Teneo's policy of not engaging in lobbying activity, Glover fully deregistered as a lobbyist prior to joining.[12]

In early 2015, Glover transitioned to a senior advisor at Teneo Holdings and began work at her new firm, The Office of Juleanna Glover, with a full transition in January 2016.

In May 2018, leaked notes written by Paul Manafort indicated that Glover had been mentioned at the June 2016 Trump Tower.[20]

In 2019, she founded Ridgely Walsh, a public affairs firm in DC.[21]

Glover serves on the board of directors for several organizations, including: FREOPP,[5] Take Back Our Republic,[22] the Climate Leadership Council,[23] and Biden Institute.[24] She also serves on the Membership Committee for The Economic Club of Washington, DC.

Glover is a regular public policy commentator[25] on cable news shows, including Squawk Box on CNBC, Fox & Friends on Fox News, and Martin Bashir on MSNBC. Her opinion pieces have been published in The New York Times,[26] The Wall Street Journal,[27][28][29] The Washington Post,[30] Politico,[31] Forbes,[32] and The National Review,[33] among others.

Personal life[edit]

Glover has four children.[7] Formerly married to Jeffrey Weiss,[34] she was divorced in 2009.[35]


  1. ^ White, Jeremy (2019-09-27). "EPA targets CA over HOMELESSNESS — how PELOSI got behind impeachment — more JUUL trouble — CANNABIS BANKING gains federal steam". POLITICO. Retrieved 2019-10-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "ABOUT". www.juleannaglover.com. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Lee, Jennifer (2004-06-13). "The Days and Nights of Juleanna Weiss". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  4. ^ Willis, Derek. "Represent". ProPublica. Retrieved 2020-01-10.
  5. ^ a b FREOPP (2019-02-13). "The FREOPP Brain Trust: Juleanna Glover". Medium. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  6. ^ "Lobbying Spending Database Weiss, Juleanna Glover, a | OpenSecrets". www.opensecrets.org. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  7. ^ a b Viebeck, Elise (2016-09-13). "Juleanna Glover says it's natural for conservative women to oppose Trump". Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-10-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ GQ, Editors (2019-02-22). "The 50 Most Powerful People In Trump's Washington*". GQ. Retrieved 2019-10-20. {{cite web}}: |first= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Maass, Peter (2019-06-29). "How James Murdoch Uses Philanthropy to Distance Himself From the Taint of Fox News". The Intercept. Retrieved 2021-01-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ Hull, Dana (2019-10-08). "Musk's top advisors urged Twitter break after cave diver attack". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2021-01-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ McCreesh, Shawn (2021-06-22). "D.C. Parties Are Popping, Even Without Biden". The New York Times. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  12. ^ a b CLICK, POLITICO. "The premier destination for news and gossip on D.C.'s social scene - POLITICO CLICK". www.politico.com. Archived from the original on 2014-10-10.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  13. ^ "Juleanna Glover Weiss". The Institute of Politics at Harvard University. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  14. ^ "Nassau notes - 10/22/2007 - Princeton Weekly Bulletin". pr.princeton.edu. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  15. ^ Milk, Leslie (2015-11-12). "The Most Powerful Women in Washington". Washingtonian. Retrieved 2016-06-08.
  16. ^ Recker, Jane; Washingtonian Staff (2021-10-13). "Washington's Most Powerful Women 2021". Washingtonian. Retrieved 2021-10-19.
  17. ^ "ELLE Women in DC 2012". Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  18. ^ "Pfizer Employees Back Gillibrand; Juleanna Glover: Video". Bloomberg. Archived from the original on 2015-06-09. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  19. ^ Avlon, John (28 February 2013). "The Pro-Freedom Republicans Are Coming: 131 Sign Gay Marriage Brief" – via www.thedailybeast.com.
  20. ^ "Go deeper: 5 key revelations about the Trump Tower meeting". Axios.
  21. ^ "Ridgely|Walsh". www.ridgelywalsh.com. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  22. ^ "Juleanna Glover - Take Back Our Republic". Take Back Our Republic. Retrieved 2021-01-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  23. ^ "Juleanna Glover". Climate Leadership Council. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  24. ^ "Vice President Biden announces Biden Institute Policy Advisory Board". www.bidenschool.udel.edu. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  25. ^ "Video: Presidential debate: What not to do". POLITICO. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  26. ^ Glover, Juleanna (2012-12-27). "Republicans Must Support Public Financing for Contraception". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  27. ^ "Jeb Bush and Common Core Misconceptions". WSJ Blogs - Washington Wire. Feb 26, 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  28. ^ "How the GOP Could Counter Hillary Clinton on Immigration". WSJ Blogs - Washington Wire. May 7, 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  29. ^ Glover, Juleanna. "What If Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump's Campaign Is Hacked–Just to Sow Disruption?". WSJ. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  30. ^ Glover, Juleanna (2014-08-21). "Rein in pay-to-play politics on Capitol Hill". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  31. ^ Glover, Juleanna. "Opinion: 'Magnitsky List': Powerful, if not perfect - Juleanna Glover". Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  32. ^ Flows, Capital. "How Republicans Can Win Working Women In 2014". Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  33. ^ "A Kurdish State, Soon". Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  34. ^ Reliable, Sources (2009-08-06). "Lovebirds No Longer". Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-10-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  35. ^ Palmer, Anna. "When power couples melt down". POLITICO. Retrieved 2019-10-20.

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