Following an extensive search, Jenna Martin Pendry has been named Executive Director. She joins Tri Sigma with a wealth of experience in association management and higher education.
Jenna has more than 15 years of fraternity/sorority experience at Sigma Kappa where she began her post-college career as a traveling consultant. She advanced within the organization to become a Collegiate Services Manager and then Director of Collegiate Services.
She most recently served as the Sr. Director of Membership Strategy where she was responsible for creating and implementing strategies to address the recruitment, retention, and engagement of members through all phases of membership. She also partnered with multiple teams in collegiate services, alumnae services, educational programming, and growth to implement the strategic plan, and was responsible for facilitating and directing communication across those teams to ensure key strategic initiatives were met.
Jenna has been involved with several professional associations and facilitated a variety of programs for many organizations during her tenure in fraternity/sorority life.
Jenna graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Social Science Education. She achieved a master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership at Florida Atlantic University.
“I am beyond excited to begin my tenure with Tri Sigma as their next executive director. It is a tremendous honor to be selected, and I look forward to the many accomplishments we will achieve,” Martin Pendry shares.
“This is a new year and a new decade and we’re off to a fantastic start with welcoming Tri Sigma’s new Executive Director,” Tri Sigma National President Natalie Moore Averette shares. “Jenna brings exceptional talent and professional experience that will benefit the sorority. I’m delighted Jenna is joining our team and am looking forward to engaging with her on new perspectives and ideas for ensuring a prosperous future for Tri Sigma.”
Jenna replaces Marcia Cutter, Beta Gamma–Ball State University, who retired in August 2019 after nearly 13 years.