Posted by Jane Pryor on Jan 19, 2022
Jenni Cox was raised in Skagit County, served as valedictorian of her graduating class, and earned her undergraduate degree from Western Washington University in Bellingham, where her professional career began.  Spending several years in commercial banking as a relationship manager with Washington Mutual and Banner Bank, Jenni also worked for a year in public accounting with Moss Adams before transitioning to the private sector within the construction industry.
In 2010, Jenni joined Fisher Construction Group in Burlington as Controller and obtained her CPA license.  At the time, Fisher Construction was the parent company of JTM Construction in Seattle. When the two companies parted ways in 2016, Jenni sold her home in Bellingham and went to work for JTM Construction, first as Controller before being promoted to Chief Financial Officer.
How did Jenni get connected to Rotary?  One of JTM’s founders and owners was John Hayduk (the “J” in “JTM”), a 20-year member of our club, who some of you may remember.  John is now retired, but when he heard of Jenni’s desire to get more involved in community service, he shared with her his experiences with our club. 
Jenni is no stranger to volunteerism. While living and working in Whatcom County, she was on the board at Lydia Place, a shelter for women and children seeking refuge from domestic violence.  Not only was Jenni was involved in board governance and fundraising, but she also participated in hands-on activities including children’s art therapy.  Jenni also volunteered at Cornwall Church, helping with programs for underprivileged children that included homework help and a “Big Sister”-type program.  In addition, she volunteered in an ad hoc capacity with other nonprofit organizations including  Mary’s Place, Goodwill, Food Lifeline, and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Jenni looks forward to getting involved in community service projects and developing friendships here at Seattle 4. She’s interested in the Rotary Boys and Girls Club and business mentoring, among several committees that piqued her interest.  And she’s already agreed to give one of our club service committees – the Classification Committee – a try.
When she’s not working, Jenni likes to play tennis, hike, and backpack. She has summited Mt. Baker, Mt. Hood, and Mt. Adams.  Jenni lives in Kent with her three-year-old chocolate lab named Linus.  Jenni was proposed by David Bobanick and seconded by Robert Stadler.  Please welcome Jenni Cox, classification Construction, to the Rotary Club of Seattle. 
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