Jenn is responsible for the modernization and overall financial management and operating efficiency of ABA and its related entities, including budgeting and financial reporting, compliance matters, human resources, IT management, and long-range strategic planning. Jenn also oversees the membership services and recruitment teams.
Prior to joining ABA, Jenn served as the Vice President for Finance and Operations at the National Asphalt Pavement Association and the Vice President for Finance, Operations, and Membership at the Private Equity Growth Capital Council, where she helped build a start-up association into a mature and respected organization over her eight years. Jenn's entrance into association management began at Business Roundtable where she served in a senior administrative role.
Jenn’s career began in performing arts management with artistic planning and operations roles at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Jenn has a Master of Public Policy, with a concentration in Regional Economic Development, from George Mason University (Arlington, Va.) in addition to a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.).
Jenn's Expertise, Roles, and Responsibilities
- Finance and Operations
- Strategic Planning
- Budget Creation and Cash Flow Monitoring
- Legal and Contracts
- Human Resources
- Auditing and Compliance
- Membership Recruitment Initiatives
- Member Retention and Engagement
- IBIE Legal and Finance
- IBIE Strategic Planning
Favorite Baked Good
Chocolate chip cookie
The American Bakers Association (ABA) is the voice of the baking industry. Serving Members from global wholesale baking companies and suppliers to baking industry entrepreneurs, ABA is the only bakery-specific national and state trade association, delivering results on priorities affecting the companies that feed the world.
Since 1897, ABA has worked to increase protection from costly government actions, build the talent pool of skilled workers with specialized training programs, and forge industry alignment by establishing a more receptive environment to grow the baking industry. ABA's Membership has grown to represent more than 300 companies with a combined 1000+ facilities.