Jennifer E. Herring has 25 years of senior development experience in leading New York City cultural and scientific institutions, including the New York City Opera, The New York Public Library and the Wildlife Conservation Society, and 10+ years of experience as CEO of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, CT. In these institutions, she led development efforts that raised more than $800 million and led or participated in institutional transformation.
She is an expert in working with boards, executive directors and chief development officers in planning, strategy development, governance, campaign planning and leadership giving. She is a gifted mentor and executive coach whose mentees populate non-profits around New York City. She currently consults actively with organizations ranging from start-ups to major institutions.
Herring holds a BA in Music from San Francisco State University, an MA in Liberal Studies from SUNY Stony Brook, and a certificate in Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management from Harvard Business School.