Interview: Our NEW ED, Who is Jen Black?

jen-black-photo-2INTERVIEW:  GET TO KNOW OUR
NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JEN BLACK!

The Alliance of SWMO is excited to announce the new Executive Director, Jen Black.  With her extensive knowledge of the non-profit sector and leadership experience we welcome her to our team. Jen will start January 3, 2017.

Welcome to the team Jen!

Have you lived in the Joplin or surrounding community?

I have made Joplin my home for the last 24 years after moving here to attend Ozark Christian College.

Have you worked with the non-profit community?

I was the Founder and Executive Director of House of Hope Joplin for the past 8 years.  Prior to House of Hope, I was the first employee of The Bridge, ending my time there as the Chief Financial Officer.

What is some recognition that comes with this work history you are proud to bring to the Alliance?

I was named one of the 15 Most Influential Women of 2010 by the Joplin Tri-State Business Journal.  One of my most recognized endeavors was leading the post tornado back to school event I Am Joplin.

 What are your hobbies or favorite things to do when not at work?

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends as well as watching movies, playing games & working puzzles.

What do you enjoy the most about the non-profit sector?

I love working with youth and their families.  It brings me such joy seeing them brought to a more healthy state, physical and mental, and I can’t wait to start this new adventure with The Alliance and continue to make a difference in our community.

Comments (4)

  • David Duncan

    December 15, 20168:52 pm

    Yea for the Alliance! Jen is a wonderful lady and will do a super job!

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  • Lora Lee Follett

    December 15, 201610:33 pm

    Congratulations Jen!!! I know you will continue to make a difference with your new position. Love ya

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  • Mark Liston, PhD

    December 16, 20169:09 pm

    I don’t know who deserves to be congratulated more: Jen for being named to lead such a purposeful organization or the Alliance for nabbing such a strong leader. So… congrats to you all!!

    Reply
  • Amy Palmer

    December 17, 201611:30 am

    So happy for you Jen!! Love and prayer as you start your new position!

    Reply

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