Keep America Beautiful Names Jehn President

Keep America Beautiful Names Jehn President

Keep America Beautiful (KAB) has appointed Jennifer Jehn as its new president and CEO beginning in January.

Jehn has most recently worked for Dow Jones & Co., in leadership positions, including serving as head of consumer sales and circulation marketing, according to the Stamford, Conn.-based recycling and environmental organization in a news release. She succeeds Matthew McKenna, who left KAB to become an investment advisor at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“Jennifer’s marketing acumen matched by her passion for sustainable social impact makes her uniquely qualified to lead Keep America Beautiful and accelerate our important work in communities across the country,” said Tim Gardner, chairman of the nonprofit’s board of directors and executive vice president of Illinois Tool Works. “Jennifer is a decisive consensus-builder and intensely results-oriented. We are confident in her ability to drive new levels of success across the organization.” Jehn will expand support and increase recognition for the 60-year-old organization, which executes a wide range of programs and service projects based on the knowledge and needs of local communities.

“I have great respect for Keep America Beautiful, its mission and its powerful affiliate network embedded in thousands of communities across the country,” said Jehn. “This organization plays a pivotal role in keeping communities beautiful while reducing waste and increasing recycling. I look forward to working closely with its board, its affiliate network and all the volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to this well-established organization.”

Jehn serves on the board of governors for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and board of directors for Trinity Café and RENEW International. She is an associate board member of the University of Wisconsin Memorial Union and a trustee of Northland College. Jehn holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin.

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