KEYNOTE

Jennifer Ford Reedy
Vice President, Strategy and Knowledge Management

Jennifer Ford Reedy is vice president of strategy and knowledge management for Minnesota Community Foundation and The Saint Paul Foundation.

In this newly created role, Jennifer is charged with driving the Foundations’ strategy development and implementation across all areas of the Foundations. In addition, she oversees marketing and communications and information technology functions for the Foundations.

Prior to joining the foundations, Jennifer was a consultant with McKinsey and Company for nine years. At McKinsey, she focused on working with clients in financial services and nonprofit organizations, including work with several of the country’s largest foundations.

From 2003-2007, Jennifer was “on loan” from McKinsey to direct the Itasca Project, a CEO-led regional economic development initiative in the Twin Cities. In that capacity, she helped to develop and lead community initiatives on topics ranging from transportation to financial literacy.

Jennifer holds a Master of Arts degree in social policy from the University of Chicago and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Kansas where she received a national Truman Fellowship for Public Service.

In 2009, Jennifer was recognized as a “Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal 40 Under Forty” honoree. The honor recognizes up-and-coming business and community leaders.

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