- Adjunct Professor
Employer: Parents Across America
Title: Government Relations Programs Advisor
Social Media Handles: N/A
For most of his career, Gene has worked in politics at either the electoral or policy levels. He has worked for several members of Congress, where he developed an in-depth knowledge of the appropriations and budget processes. In addition to his congressional experience, Gene is a campaign veteran having served on the national campaign staff of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's 1980 presidential campaign, as a political consultant to the American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees (AFSCME), as No. Nevada Political Director for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's 1998 re-election, Chairman of Northern Virginia's AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE), and a number of congressional elections. He also worked as a union organizer for AFSCME and was an international staff representative for the United Steelworkers of America. Gene earned a B.S. in history from Campbell University, a M.A. in political management from the George Washington University, and a M.A. in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College. Gene advises the citizens advocacy organization, Parents Across America on its government relations programs. He resides in Washington, D.C. and is married to the former Jane Green Sharp of Arizona.
M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management
M.A., U.S. Naval War College
B.S., Campbell University