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Roz Jenkins applies experience in public policy, performance management, and workforce development to her latest role as Economic Inclusion Manager for Emerald Cities Seattle, since January 2018. Jenkins designs workforce programs, crafts fundraising strategies, and builds partnerships to advance equity in the clean energy transition – especially around worker training, supplier inclusion, and anchor institution engagement.
Jenkins’ portfolio spans the non-profit, for-profit, and government sectors. Her contributions include: partnering with diverse advocates to help draft, pass, and enact Washington State’s first charter school law; building social media platforms to support training and business development for WMBE firms; organizing community leaders and families to research, draft, and pass legislation benefitting Black and Brown public school students; and, championing statewide quality/performance initiatives for workforce services, revenue collection, and community engagement – ultimately winning the Governor’s Distinguished Management Leadership Award.
Jenkins holds a Master’s in Public Administration, a Bachelor’s in Broadcast Media, a Black Belt in LEAN/Six Sigma, and certificates in digital media, integrated marketing, and web technology. Through her consultancy, Hendley Media Services, Jenkins delivers marketing counsel and creative services to associations, government agencies, nonprofits, and small businesses. She has served on various statutory committees/councils, on the Alumni Board of The Evergreen State College, as Treasurer of the Thurston Community Media Board of Directors, and as Secretary of the Thurston County Water Conservancy Board. She resides in Olympia, Washington with her two miniature Schnauzers, Sweet Pea and Chloé “The Bopper” Jenkins.
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