Jennifer Fortener

Finance and Grants Administration Associate

Why LEO?

"When I made the decision to return to the workforce full-time, I knew I wanted to find a position that would allow me to apply my financial background in an impactful way. I could not have found a better fit than LEO. I am proud to support the important work of the LEO team as they generate evidence on what programs really work to reduce poverty and improve lives."


In her role as the Finance and Grants Administration Associate, Jennifer supports LEO’s financial operations and grants administration through financial management, reporting, budgeting, and grant funds administration. Her prior work experience includes positions as a Financial Analyst at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Senior Internal Auditor at HJ Heinz, Assistant Vice President, Internal Audit at Conseco, and Accounting Manager for the South Bend Cubs Performance Center. She earned her BA in Business Administration from Wittenberg University, her MBA from the University of Notre Dame and her MPA degree from Indiana University.

Phone: 574.631.8950
Office: Jenkins Nanovic 1020 cubicle