Jenise Harris is the managing partner for Maverick Finance. In this role, she oversees daily operations as well as fundraising efforts for clients.
In 2018, Jenise was the finance director for Scott Wagner for Governor. In this role, she was responsible for development and implementation of a $20 million campaign finance plan facilitated through major donor solicitation, events, direct mail and internet solicitation for the campaign. In several cycles, Jenise’s finance team out-raised the incumbent governor among individual donors.
Prior to serving as Wagner’s Finance Director, Jenise served as a Senior Associate at Maverick Finance. In this role, Jenise worked with the firm’s clients, including Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, House Majority Bryan Cutler, Governor Tom Corbett, and Speaker Paul Ryan.
Since 2012, she has advised and managed a variety of political committees and nonprofit clients in meeting their financial goals. She has been effective in her position by bringing her network, organizational skills, and political acumen to fundraising.
In addition to fundraising for political clients, Jenise has years of event planning experience. In 2016, Jenise assisted the Cleveland Host Committee with their national fundraising effort for the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Jenise is also a member of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Central Pennsylvania’s Executive Leadership Board. In 2017, she oversaw a ten-week fundraising campaign for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society that raised $250,000. She is also a member of the Cumberland County Republican Committee and is an Executive Board Member for the Cumberland County Young Republicans.
Jenise has a bachelor’s of Corporate Communications from Central Pennsylvania College and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She resides in Mechanicsburg with her daughter Adelyn Grace and yellow lab, Luna.