Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, announced that John M. Jennings, a partner in the firm’s Government Affairs practice, has been appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees for Roberts Wesleyan University and Northeastern Seminary.
Founded in 1866, Roberts Wesleyan University is a private Christian liberal arts university in Rochester, New York. It has a total enrollment of approximately 1,670 students. Northeastern Seminary was launched on the Roberts campus in 1998 and has a total enrollment of approximately 200 students.
Jennings provides lobbying and government affairs services for a diverse group of businesses, professional associations, and not-for-profit entities. He helps clients address the complexities of state and local government, from legislation to executive orders and administrative action. He has extensive experience representing clients in biotechnology, energy, higher education, and other highly regulated industries. Jennings strategizes with clients regarding the availability of and access to a variety of government funding mechanisms and other programs and counseling clients on lobbying and campaign finance rules and regulations. Jennings is also active in the community. He is an adjunct instructor in Political Science at Roberts Wesleyan University, is active in local politics, and he previously served on the Board of Directors of Cameron Community Ministries in the City of Rochester. Jennings is a magna cum laude graduate from both Roberts Wesleyan College (1999 Communication) and SUNY Buffalo Law School.