Jenny Waldmann

Marketing and Communications Manager

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Jenny directs all aspects of Geneva Global’s communications, marketing, and corporate positioning efforts from strategy through execution.

Jenny joined Geneva Global from the Global Emergency Response Coalition, where she served as Communications and Media Manager. She worked to raise the coalition’s profile and help its leading humanitarian NGO members raise funds to support vulnerable communities all over the world through emergency relief and preparedness programs.

Prior to the Coalition, Jenny was a senior consultant at APCO Worldwide, where she spent six years honing her role as a hybrid corporate communications practitioner and social responsibility expert by crafting and implementing strategic communications and media campaigns that positioned her clients for success. Jenny has helped dozens of organizations define and communicate their purpose to consumers, constituents, coalitions, employees, and investors and pushed them to find creative solutions to some of today’s most pressing issues. She has extensive experience in the travel, transportation, and logistics spaces and an in-depth knowledge of corporate social responsibility and sustainability trends and best practices.

Her experience includes shaping and strengthening communications for The UPS Foundation and its diversity and inclusion function (working to showcase its many humanitarian programs and initiatives, especially in the women and girls space); managing a coalition of 60+ members for the U.S. Travel Association that rallied the meetings and events industry to advocate for the value of face-to-face gatherings; and serving as the primary author and project manager for McCormick’s bi-annual Corporate Social Responsibility report.

Jenny holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Cornell University.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO WORK AT GENEVA GLOBAL?

I appreciate and am inspired by the breadth and depth of our work, which ranges from large family foundations to local community-based organizations through our work with the Girls First Fund and Speed School (and everything in between). The fact that my colleagues are incredibly smart, driven, and most importantly – kind – is a huge added benefit.

WHAT THREE WORDS WOULD YOU USE TO DESCRIBE YOUR COLLEAGUES?

Passionate, insightful, caring.

WHAT BRINGS YOU JOY?

Cooking for my family and friends, listening to podcasts on long walks, getting lost in a good book (or bookstore), exploring new countries and checking U.S. states off my list, rooting for the Washington Nationals, pushing myself to try new things (why yes, I did in fact take adult ice skating lessons…)

WHAT’S YOUR BEST TRAVEL ADVICE?

I push myself to see as much, do as much, and eat as much as I can while traveling, but I often come home more exhausted than before I left! I’ve started to recognize the importance of taking time to slow down, take a seat, enjoy the view, and reflect on the many gifts travel can bring.