Jennifer Lehman and her husband Schuyler started Mission Advancement in 2007, and she has managed the day-to-day operations of the business since that time. Today, Jennifer serves as President & CEO of Mission Advancement and enjoys leading company efforts and strategy, building and managing a strong team, and staying engaged with many client projects.
Jennifer has served nonprofit organizations in a variety of capacities since 1994. A native of Dallas and graduate of the SMU MBA/Nonprofit Arts Management program, her focus began in the nonprofit arts world and then shifted to a broad range of organizations, including social service agencies, schools, and ministries. A highlight was working as a volunteer manager for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Jennifer has served as a nonprofit consultant since 1997, conducting feasibility studies, leading capital campaigns, and managing events for a variety of organizations around the country. She loves building relationships with nonprofit leaders and helping them realize the potential within their organizations to achieve big goals.
In her spare time, she loves music, reading, podcasts, and travel. However, she mostly loves being a mom to her daughter Ellie, a Belmont University student, and her son Jack, a high school senior and avid ice hockey player, in McKinney, Texas.