Houda Elyazgi leads our Social Good & Issues Practice and Saxum’s Step Up Program. She has worked with national foundations and nonprofits including Walmart Foundation, Teach for America, The Giving Pledge Learning Series and George Kaiser Family Foundation. Houda and her team have been successful in influencing legislation in several states and executing integrated issue-based campaigns on a national level.
Jennifer Monies joined the Saxum team in 2018 as the Senior Director of Public Affairs. She has an extensive background in communications, policy development and coalition building. She previously served as Executive Director of Oklahoma Achieves, a business-led education nonprofit. Jennifer has also served as the Press Secretary and Senior Advisor to Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman. Positions she previously held include Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing for the State Chamber of Oklahoma, Communications Director for two Oklahoma Speakers of the House and she was a political reporter both for The Oklahoman and Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C.