Jennifer GutierrezPresident of JAG Consulting
President of JAG Consulting, Jennifer and her team are partners to churches, Catholic dioceses, apostolates, educational institutions, and faith-based organizations seeking to re-imagine their futures and increase their impacts through informed research, planning, and strategy. Jennifer is also co-founder of Luminary,® a Catholic Executive Leadership and Management Certificate Program for professionals in leadership positions serving the Catholic Church and her related ministries. Developed by JAG Consulting and Sovereign Global Solutions, and offered through Benedictine College, Luminary® provides corporate level training, skills, and leadership proficiencies to priests and director-level lay leaders. Early in her career, Jennifer was a lead advocate for the nation of Guatemala, attracting greater investment and tourism to a country recovering from civil war. As the head of public relations efforts for the Guatemalan Development Foundation (FUNDESA) in Guatemala City, she worked directly with the U.S. Embassy and the Associated Press to change the conversation, resulting in delegation visits from U.S. congressmen still active in international policy today. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Jennifer holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Spanish, and a master’s in political science with a specialization in international relations and human rights. She was a governor appointee to the Nebraska Commission on the Status of Women, and a mayoral appointee to the Lincoln Lancaster County Women’s Commission. She has served on numerous non-profit boards. Jennifer was named by the Lincoln Journal Star three years in a row as one of 30 of the Most Influential Women in her city.