ANNAPOLIS, MD. – The Bellamy Genn Group, LLC,* an Annapolis based government relations firm announced today the addition of Luwanda W. Jenkins to the firm as Senior Government Relations Associate.
Luwanda brings an unparalleled breadth of experience in the public and private sectors, including various state government positions as a cabinet-level secretary in the O’Malley Administration; Chief of Staff to Coppin State University president; Chief Operating Officer, the Greater Baltimore Committee LEADERship program, Vice President Community Relations & Diversity, The Cordish Companies, and Community Relations Director, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and The Baltimore Sun. She is best known for her leadership and advocacy on behalf of Maryland’s small businesses, building expertise in small and minority business policy, state procurement and supplier diversity.
Jenkins was a Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor and running mate with State Senator Richard Madaleno (D- Montgomery County) in the 2018 Maryland gubernatorial primary.
“I am pleased to have Luwanda join us. Her extensive knowledge of Maryland procurement and deep bi-partisan relationships across Maryland and at the federal level will be a significant benefit to our current and expanding family of clients who will be well served by this trusted and knowledgeable advisor,” said Managing Partner and founder, Lorenzo Bellamy.
Partner Gil Genn added, “having worked with and seen Luwanda’s success in creating and expanding opportunities for small and emerging businesses in Maryland for the past thirteen years, I am confident that she will bring that same strategic thinking, energy, and proven track record to the Bellamy Genn Group.”
“I am excited to join Bellamy Genn Group and contribute to the firm’s proven, trusted and successful results on behalf of their clients. Their strategic focus, strong work ethic, passion for their client’s needs and collaborative approach aligns with my professional values. I look forward to adding value to this dynamic team and exploring new territory,” Luwanda said.
As an extension of her professional activities, Luwanda is passionate about advancing leadership opportunities for women and college access and affordability and devotes her time to supporting these important issues. Luwanda is a native of Baltimore City and resides in Baltimore County. Luwanda is married and mother of two young adult children. She is an avid golfer and has a long- standing commitment to civic engagement.