MaryBeth Wilkerson is a Government Relations Coordinator in the Baton Rouge office, working with businesses on navigating regulatory challenges across local, state, and federal governments, and connecting clients’ interests and policy goals to further investment and business growth.
Before joining Adams and Reese, MaryBeth was the Public Policy Manager for Alzheimer’s Association. She gained experience drafting, lobbying, and passing legislation on federal, state, and regulatory levels; recruiting, training, and mobilizing advocates; supporting alliances with similar organizations; and cultivating relationships with key legislative members. MaryBeth was recognized by the Louisiana State Legislature for her advocacy work with the Alzheimer’s Association.
MaryBeth represented the Alzheimer’s Association in a variety of forms including testimony at committee meetings, public hearings, and media appearances. This experience leads to MaryBeth working closely with clients on researching, planning, and executing government relations strategies at the local and state levels in Louisiana, developing relationships at multiple levels of government, including municipal agencies, city councils, state agencies, stakeholders, and improving clients’ community relations messaging for key government relations initiatives.
MaryBeth is a former Governmental Affairs Associate for The Louisiana State Medical Society, where among her accomplishments she recruited more than 250 contributors to the Louisiana Medical Political Action Committee (LAMPAC).
MaryBeth earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Information Sciences from The University of Alabama. There, she served as Student Government Director of Lobbying Affairs, leading a team of 40 student lobbyists, advocating for higher education funding, and conducting voter registration drives. Through her work, she received recognition for “Most Outstanding Member of the External Affairs Chamber.” MaryBeth was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.
While in college, MaryBeth interned as a research assistant with The Department of Defense’s Tuscaloosa office, assisting a professor contracted with Lockheed Martin and gathering data for a cross-national media monitoring project.
In the community, MaryBeth is a board member of the BREC Foundation. The mission of the BREC Foundation is to raise funds for parks and recreation to benefit the health, welfare, and culture in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Disclaimer: MaryBeth Wilkerson is not licensed to practice law.
“ I am proud of my advocacy experience in higher education and healthcare interests, particularly with the Alzheimer’s Association. I look forward to transitioning that same level of passion and dedication to my Adams and Reese government relations clients as I advocate for their interests. ”
- University of Alabama, B.A., 2017
Areas of Practice
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
BREC Foundation, Board Member