In 1994, Jennifer joined the firm of California Advocates, Inc. which provides legislative advocacy and association management services to associations and corporations. In 2006, Jennifer became a Partner in the firm and currently oversees the functions and staff of the association management services division (CAMS).
With over thirty years of experience in multi-association management, Jennifer has managed numerous associations, including trade associations, professional organizations, Foundations, and specialty medical societies. She has served in various capacities from meeting planning to executive leadership. Jennifer earned her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 1998 and maintains membership in Meeting Professionals International. Additionally, Jennifer is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the California Society of Association Executives.
Jennifer’s position includes oversight of the day-to-day operations of association clients. She works closely with the association leaders and her staff to ensure that the needs of the members are being met. Jennifer has played an instrumental role in board and committee development, executive leadership, strategic planning, membership development, member communications, budget oversight, and meeting/conference/trade show planning. Jennifer also works closely with local chapters and national associations to maintain relationships and cohesiveness between all organizations.
Born in Bogota, Colombia, South America, Jenny enjoys yoga, being outdoors and spending time with her family and dog. She recognizes the hard work and tireless efforts of association volunteers, and is grateful for the many friendships she has made over the years.