Jessica joined ALFA International in 2004 as a Coordinator of Events & Member Services. She then worked for several years as a Marketing Manager and the Chief Events Officer before attaining her current role as the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining ALFA International, she worked in the marketing department of the Chicago-based law firm of Gardner, Carton & Douglas, LLP (now Faegre Drinker). She is a graduate of the University of Iowa (Go Hawkeyes!) and is an avid college football fan. In her spare time Jessica can be found enjoying family time with her husband Harry and her two young daughters, Greta and Vivian. She also enjoys swimming in Lake Michigan, playing beach volleyball and watching Oscar nominated movies.