Expanding its repertoire in collaboration and advocacy, RJL Solutions brings senior member Jenn Kersey to the team to serve as Director of Advocacy and Client Affairs. Kersey will play an external role in the community, cultivating leadership in organizations so that they may seek partners, influence decisions, and empower others.
“Relationship-building and networking are crucial to an organization’s success – not only to gain resources but also to share knowledge and expertise,” states Rachel J. Leslie, RJL Solutions managing partner. “Jenn has a proven record of accomplishment in ensuring high-level client service, engaging organizations in event planning, and facilitating collaboration.”
As Director of Advocacy and Client Affairs, Kersey will manage a portfolio of clients. Fostering a sense of achievement, she will work with organizations so that they may be intentional in collaboration, leadership, and advocacy – the three pillars of RJL Solutions.
“Every business and organization has a purpose they are passionate about, but may not have the resources or time necessary to fully implement that purpose,” states Kersey. “Helping others identify their strengths and areas of growth for continued success is an attribute I have always been proud of, and now I will be able to help on a much larger scale.”
Kersey holds a Master of Leadership Development degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, a B.S. degree in Health Education from Indiana State University and a B.A. degree in Health and Kinesiology from Purdue University. She served as Executive Director for the Vigo County YMCA, and prior to that she worked for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College as the Director of Events and Strategic Programs. Kersey was instrumental in the development of the college’s wellness and sports marketing programs.
Kersey currently serves on the Parke County Community Foundation’s Board of Directors and has been a volunteer for the PCCF since 2007. She has also been a member of Better Health Wabash Valley since 2014, where she enjoys collaborating with other organizations in the Wabash Valley that have the same passion for healthy living. She also sits on the Community Advisory Council for Foundation for Autism Resources where she assists with outreach, planning and fundraising efforts. As an autism advocate, Kersey’s efforts include working with state legislators to improve access to Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy to those who are on the autism spectrum.
While she enjoys her work as a professional and a volunteer in the community, she loves the gift of being a mother to sons Couper and James, and sharing that responsibility with her husband, Kyle. They reside in Parke County where Kyle is Principal of Riverton Parke Jr. and Sr. High School for Southwest Parke Community School Corporation.