President of Downtown Strategies
Jenn comes to Retail Strategies with a 10 year career in community development and downtown revitalization.
She previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership from 2012 – 2016, a community development umbrella organization that consists of the Starkville Area Chamber of Commerce, Starkville Visitors & Convention Council, Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority, and Starkville Main Street Association. She first joined the Partnership in 2009, where she was Vice President for Tourism Development. She held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer before assuming the CEO position fulltime in January 2013.
Jenn is also the Founding Principal of Sidewalk Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in solutions for community development, downtown revitalization, retail recruitment, non-profit board development, governmental relations, and public affairs, where she has represented clients in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and South Carolina.
Jenn was named a “Top 50 under 40” professional by Mississippi Business Journal in 2016. She serves as President of Parents for Public Schools Starkville, was previously President of Sudduth Elementary PTO and is the Executive Director/Vice President of Operations for Bully Bloc, a non-partisan political action committee supporting Mississippi State University alumni in political positions within Mississippi.
Jenn is a graduate of Mississippi State University where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing and was honored with the inaugural Spirit of State leadership award.
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