Jenny has been living in Tampa and active in the community since 2006. She is passionate about service and volunteerism and has served many organizations in Tampa. Jenny has served on the advisory boards of Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay, Frameworks of Tampa Bay and ZooTampa at Lowry Park. She and her husband Ken share a strong belief in local philanthropy and community building, and have chaired many fundraising events. In 2018 they chaired The American Heart Association Heart Ball and raised $2.5 million dollars, in which the AHA agreed to earmark for medical research and services in the Tampa Bay community. She has served in many leadership and fundraising positions at her children”s school and is chairing the 2022 fundraising gala for St. John”s Episcopal Day School.
She recently finished a graduate program at the University of South Florida in Gerontology and Aging Studies and is a certified Pilates instructor, with a passion for health and wellness in the aging population. Prior to living in Tampa, she lived in Washington, DC upon graduating from the Catholic University of America. Jenny has worked on many political campaigns and served in political operations for a national political party. In 2001, she was appointed to serve as a White House Liaison in the administration of George W. Bush, overseeing the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other duties in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel which included recruitment, vetting, and hearing preparation of Cabinet level officials. Originally from St. Paul, MN, Jenny has spent many years working for and serving on the board of directors of her family’s privately held company, which is a nationwide financial services firm based in Minnesota.