Jennifer Ford Reedy
Jen has been President of the Bush Foundation since September 2012. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jen served as chief of staff and vice president of strategy for St. Paul and Minnesota Foundation, where she led the creation of GiveMN.org, Give to the Max Day and the Minnesota Idea Open. Jen was also a consultant with McKinsey and Company for nine years and was the first director of the Itasca Project, a CEO-led regional civic initiative in the Twin Cities.
Her current community activities include board service with Region’s Hospital, GHR Foundation, Independent Sector and Council on Foundations. She is also a member of the Itasca Project and the Minnesota Women's Economic Roundtable and teaches philanthropy at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Jen has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and a Master’s degree from the University of Chicago. She has been honored as a “40 Under 40” leader by the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal, as one of the “100 Minnesotans You Should Know” by Twin Cities Business Magazine, and as a NextGen Fellow by Independent Sector.