As CMO, Jennifer serves on the executive leadership team, leads the marketing and communications department, develops and promotes the CFT brand in our community, and drives strategic messaging to support the organization's growth initiatives.
Prior to joining CFT, Jennifer had more than 20 years of marketing and communications experience in the health care industry. Most recently she was head of marketing at Steward Health Care, a private health care delivery system with over 40 hospitals and 6,850 physicians throughout the U.S. She also held various marketing strategy positions at Texas Health Resources, led the marketing department at Medical City Healthcare and has been an independent, strategic communications consultant for several health care entities.
Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and humanities from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration and Master of Fine Arts in arts administration from Southern Methodist University.
Community Leadership / Board ServiceJennifer holds a leadership position in the Bishop Lynch High School Parent’s Association and has been a Girl Scout troop leader. With a passion for the arts, she was a member of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra board of directors and also spent many years singing with the Dallas Symphony Chorus.
She has been active in professional organizations such as the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Dallas Business Committee for the Arts, the American Marketing Association and participated in the Leadership Women Pipeline program. Jennifer is also part of the 2023 class of Leadership Texas.
Favorite Aspect of CFT
"Having a direct impact on and connection to the North Texas community."
"Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions."
— Dalai Lama XIV