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Jenny Parks

Chief Executive Officer

Since January 2015, Jenny has served as the CEO of the Foundation where she guides its mission and oversees its activities investing in education, learning and human potential through innovative programming, grant making and advocacy. 

Prior to leading the LANL Foundation, Jenny served for five years as President and CEO of the New Mexico Community Foundation (NMCF), supporting underserved communities, strengthening nonprofits and growing philanthropy throughout the state, with a special emphasis on rural and tribal communities. 

In 2012, under Jenny’s leadership, NMCF launched NewMexicoWomen.Org, a fund and initiative with a purpose to provide leadership, education and investment in organizations helping to advance opportunities for women and girls in New Mexico. 

Prior to joining NMCF, Jenny served as a Project Manager and then New Mexico State Director for the Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national land conservation nonprofit, leading and completing over 30 community driven conservation projects throughout the southwest.

Jenny led TPL’s effort for the completion of the design and construction of the Railyard Park and Plaza in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Opening in September of 2008, the 12.5 acres of public parklands in central Santa Fe, a $14 million project, is now a hub for community activity.

She has experience as a commercial real estate attorney and developer.  She is a graduate of Santa Fe High School, the University of Texas and the University of Texas -School of Law and lives in Santa Fe with her husband and son.