Executive Vice President of Business Development
The book of Jennifer’s life would be titled Small Town Girl. This central Minnesotan girl turned business executive by using her distinct combination of analytical and communication skills to promote organizational growth and productivity. As Executive Vice President of Business Development and Operations at Marco, Jennifer is inspired by helping solve other people’s challenges and contributing to their ultimate success.
Jennifer started her career in public accounting before transitioning to private business in 1998, when she joined Marco as an accounting supervisor. She became Controller in 2003, Chief Financial Officer in 2007 and Executive Vice President in 2017.
Her active involvement in operations and leadership has helped Marco achieve record financial results and stock growth. Jennifer has played a key role in executing the company’s acquisition strategy. Jennifer has been instrumental in building a transparent culture and implementing strategies for consistently strong revenue and profit growth.
Jennifer has a passion for mentoring women in our community to achieve their personal aspirations. In particular, Jennifer and three fellow leaders at Marco started a women’s mentorship group called m:Powering Women, which helps sponsor and cultivate new internal leaders to support growth initiatives.
What is something most people don’t know about Jennifer? She was once the lucky church-raffle-winner of a Chevy Aveo (with manual windows and no air-conditioning). Outside of work, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends and driving her fully air-conditioned vehicle.
St. Cloud State University, 1996, Bachelor’s in Accounting; Certified Public Accountant - inactive
- Central Minnesota's "5 Under 40" - Times Media, 2010
- Finance & Commerce’s Top Women in Finance, 2011
- Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal's CFO of the Year (Medium Private Company), 2011
St. Cloud Area YMCA board member and Executive Committee member, Marco board member, St. Cloud Hospital Finance Committee member, SJE Rhombus-Detroit Lakes board member and Finance Committee member.