Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Minnesota Rising Un/Conference: Keynote Speaker

The Minnesota Rising 2010 Un/Conference is just four days away and we are so excited about the amazing conversations that will take place this Saturday! To jump start our day, NGEN Fellow, Jennifer Ford Reedy, will discuss her work in several well-known endeavors to develop Minnesota's civic and community health and provide us insight into her own professional journey. Be there to check her out on Saturday morning! Un/Conference registration closes tomorrow on Wednesday, November 10.

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.

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