In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be a socially distanced, no-contact event.
Each graduate will be allowed to invite a limited number of guests. Seats will be
assigned and staggered arrival times will be scheduled and communicated prior to the
Jess King is a values-driven leader with 20+ years of experience starting, building
and leading equity-driven organizations, leveraging financial and social capital,
building volunteer and staff teams, developing and growing programs, building public
campaigns and advocating for social equity and inclusion. She is Chief of Staff for
the City of Lancaster, PA and has served as Executive Director in three economic development
organizations over her career in Pittsburgh and Lancaster.
Jess has won numerous awards for her leadership and has served on many boards and commissions. Born and raised in Lancaster County, she is a graduate of Lancaster Mennonite School and Eastern Mennonite University. She earned an MBA in the integrated bottom lines of economics, social equity and the environment from Bard College and studied Impact Investing at the University of Oxford. She and her husband have two school age daughters and attend Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster.