President (Downtown Strategies), Retail Strategies
Jenn is the president of Downtown Strategies, where her focus on the revitalization of downtowns for our client communities. Through her Downtown Vision and Strategy Workshop process, she advises communities on market analysis, tourism, economic vitality, and design updates for downtown areas. Jenn joined Retail Strategies with a 10-year career in community development and downtown revitalization. She previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, a community development umbrella organization that consists of the Starkville Area Chamber of Commerce, Starkville Visitors & Convention Council, Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority, and Starkville Main Street Association. She first joined the Partnership in 2009, where she was Vice President for Tourism Development. She held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer before assuming the CEO position full-time in January 2013.