Business Finance Director – Arkansas Economic Development Commission
Jennifer is the Director of the Business Finance division for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC). Her primary responsibilities include managing the day to day activities of the Finance staff as well as drafting contracts for various incentive programs, financial analysis, project management, and advising senior staff on financial deal structuring.
Jennifer has 10 years of experience working for the State of Arkansas, including over 5 years with the AEDC. Prior to joining public service, Jennifer began her career in finance with Nuvell Financial Services. Her various roles at Nuvell included legal, bankruptcy and, one of her most prized career moments – a member of the Hurricane Katrina Relief Team.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional through the National Development Council, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute, and a member of the International Economic Development Council.
Jennifer and her husband, Matt, live in Sherwood with their beloved Labradors, and are active members of New Life Church in Conway.