Jeri Kendle has over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit and for-profit arenas in the areas of leadership, executive management, social enterprise, and development. As former president of Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC), Jeri initiated numerous sustainable SARRC-owned businesses and programs that improved the bottom line while increasing awareness for SARRC and autism. Most recently, Jeri has been developing a foundation for a corporate client with 45 franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada. Earlier in her career, Jeri was president of one of Arizona’s largest, award-winning, multi-disciplinary design firms; adjunct professor at ASU’s School of Design; and provided consulting services specializing in business development, strategic planning, and employee mentoring and training.
Volunteer Highlights (past & present): Board of directors of SARRC, Phoenix Theatre, and Arizona’s Children Association; and Outstanding Volunteer at Kiva Elementary School.