Accelerating affordable housing through accounting and accountability
“I joined MidPen because I believe in the mission and have seen how affordable housing contributes to a healthy and sustainable society. Hearing success stories from our residents inspires me to keep doing the meaningful work we do.”
In her role as Vice President and Controller, Jenny leads a team of 25+ accounting professionals and drives all accounting, financial reporting, forecasting, tax, and treasury functions for MidPen. Jenny joined MidPen in 2012 and within a year completed a major revamp of the audit process with her team, leading to a 15% cost-savings for year-end audit fees, as well as accelerated delivery of MidPen’s combined financial statements – producing the work four months earlier than before.
Jenny’s breadth of industry experience includes leadership roles at Ernst & Young, Shorenstein Realty Services, and Babcock & Brown, where she focused on: healthcare, retail and distribution; commercial real estate; and public-private partnership sectors. She came to MidPen because she wanted to lend her vast expertise to a social mission that aligned with her values. Outside of MidPen, Jenny’s happy place is playing with her five(!) dogs and tending to her botanicals.
FUN FACT: As a practitioner of the Japanese tea ceremony and a founding member of a winery in Sonoma, Jenny is always up for a drink – be it a bowl of tea or a glass of wine!