Jesse Rutledge has served as vice president for External Affairs since 2008. He oversees four departments at NCSC: Association and Conference Services; Communications; Knowledge and Information Services; and Private Development.
Rutledge serves as project director on NCSC’s State of the State Courts public opinion work; hosts NCSC’s podcast, Court Talk; and serves as staff to two committees of the Conference of Chief Justices: Judicial Politics and Compensation and Public Engagement, Trust and Confidence. He plays a leadership role in shaping NCSC’s signature conferences such as eCourts and CTC, and collaborates with many of NCSC’s association partners to advance shared goals.
Rutledge’s commentary has appeared in a wide variety of state, national and international media, including the ABA Journal, NPR and BBC Radio. His original research was cited in Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 2015 concurring opinion in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar.
Before joining NCSC, Rutledge served as the Deputy Director of the Justice at Stake Campaign in Washington, D.C. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in political science.