STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford-based Keep America Beautiful has appointed Jennifer M. Jehn as its new president and CEO.
Jehn most recently served as the head of consumer sales and circulation marketing for Dow Jones & Co.
"I have great respect for Keep America Beautiful, its mission and its powerful affiliate network embedded in thousands of communities across the country,” Jehn said in a statement. “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 also serves on the board of governors for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and on the boards 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.
“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,” Tim Gardner, chairman of the nonprofit’s board of directors, said in a statement. “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.”
Keep America Beautiful is a nationwide not-for-profit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. Its mission is to create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and increase recycling, generate positive impact on local economies and inspire generations of environmental stewards.
Jehn succeeds Matthew M. McKenna, who left KAB to become an investment adviser at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
For more information about Keep America Beautiful, visit its Facebook page.