Jessica Quinn

Executive Leadership Program - Amsterdam Class 07

Jessica Quinn
My pronouns are: she/her/hers
My experience and deep interests:
I am based in: New England

I am currently the CEO of the 1911 Office/Putnam Foundation. Previously, I was the Executive Director of Civic Hall, a one-of-a- kind non-profit collaborative community center in New York City that advances the use of technology for the public good. Prior to joining Civic Hall, I served as CEO of NY Tech Alliance, a non-profit organization supporting New York’s growing technology community, and I was the organizer of NY Tech Meetup, the world’s largest Meetup group.

Before moving to New York, I was the CEO of Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council in Southern California, where I supported a community of 75 staff, 5,000 volunteers, and 15,000 girls. I was one of only 15 women selected to participate in Seth Godin’s Female Entrepreneur MBA (FeMBA) in 2010.

My writing has been featured on the Harvard Business Review blog,, The Next Web, The Huffington Post, and in a weekly column in The Press-Enterprise. I also speak frequently on the tech sector, the future of work, and organizational development and culture at events such as PopTech, SXSW, and TEDx.

I was nominated to become a THNKer by Sharon Chang