Jennifer Persike & Company
Jennifer is the president and founder of Jennifer Persike & Company, a consulting firm focused on innovative management and strategic communications.
Previously, she served as the executive director of Leadership California, a network of more than 1,600 accomplished women, dedicated to advancing the leadership role of women in business, communities and public policy.
For much of her career, Jennifer worked at the Association of California Water Agencies, where she was the Deputy Executive Director of External Affairs. In that role, she was in charge of the association’s teams that worked to advance ACWA’s image/brand, issues, policies and delivery of service to members.
During her 29-year tenure at ACWA, she held the positions of director of strategic coordination and public affairs, director of communications and outreach, director of communications and human resources, and manager of public affairs.
Before joining ACWA, Persike worked for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District and for Sun-Diamond Growers of California, a statewide agricultural cooperative.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations from California State University, Chico.
She joined the Water Education Foundation board in 2015.