Keep America Beautiful Appoints Jennifer M. Jehn as President and CEO
STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 12, 2013
STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keep America
Beautiful (KAB), the nation's leading nonprofit that builds and sustains
vibrant communities, today announced the appointment of Jennifer M. Jehn to
lead the organization as its new president and CEO, beginning in January.
Jehn is a proven leader with expansive marketing and management experience.
Most recently, she held severalleadership positions within Dow Jones &
Company, including serving as head of consumer sales and circulation
marketing. She succeeds Matthew M. McKenna, who left KAB to become an
investment advisor at the United States 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 lead this well-respected nonprofit that executes a wide range of
programs and service projects based on the knowledge and needs of local
communities – while expanding support and increasing recognition for the
With a strong national network of affiliates and partners including state
recycling organizations, KAB works with millions of active volunteers who take
action in their communities to deliver positive and sustainable impact.
Through its programs and public-private partnerships, KAB engages individuals
to take greater responsibility for improving their community's environment.
"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."
Most recently, KAB forged partnerships with the Clinton Global Initiative and
the Ad Council to launch significant education and behavior-change campaigns
in the recycling arena. In addition, through just two of its programs, the
Great American Cleanup and America Recycles Day, the nonprofit recruits more
than 4 million active volunteers annually and sponsors events in more than
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 of science degree in
journalism from the University of Wisconsin.
About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful is the nation's leading nonprofit that brings people
together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a network of more than
1,200 affiliate and participating organizations including state recycling
organizations, we work with millions of volunteers to take action in their
communities. Keep America Beautiful offers solutions that create clean,
beautiful public places, reduce waste and increase recycling, generate
positive impact on local economies and inspire generations of environmental
stewards. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage
individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community's
environment. For more information, visit kab.org and follow @kabtweet on
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SOURCE Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
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