With nearly 30 years of professional experience in the nonprofit and public sectors, Vice President of Planning and Customer Engagement Jennifer Haugh came to GreenerU in April 2017 with a broad scope of expertise, including in communications, planning process management, and leadership.
She served as a legislative aide for a U.S. Congressman, as a grassroots advocacy organizer for Walker Art Center and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and as a marketing and development director for Minnesota Youth Symphonies. She also led media relations and corporate communications for American Public Media. In 2009, she founded Haugh Communications, a full-service writing and editing shop for students and professionals.
Jen is a Rappaport Institute public policy fellow and worked for the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources on energy-efficiency programs for commonwealth-owned facilities. She is also a senior fellow with Environmental Leadership Program. She has served as chair of the Minneapolis Arts Commission, Coffee House Press, and other nonprofit organizations.
In 2011, she earned a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and, in 2014, a master’s degree in design studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a research focus on developing stakeholder-engaged public art processes to manage humans’ responses to a changing visual landscape in the realm of renewable energy. Out of this concept she founded Iconic Energy Consulting, a finalist for the Harvard Dean’s Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge.
Jen leads GreenerU’s planning team, which is responsible for sustainability baselining, greenhouse gas emissions inventorying, sustainability and climate action planning, facilitation and stakeholder engagement, communications, graphic design, and sustainability project implementation for our clients.
Jen recently earned a graduate certificate in forensic genetic genealogy from the University of New Haven, thanks to a minor obsession with true crime.