Jere King is a former high technology marketing executive with a current focus on nonprofit board service and consulting. For more than 35 years, she held a variety of sales and marketing executive positions at technology companies including IBM, Autodesk, and Cisco Systems. Her career included marketing and operational experience in companies with revenue ranging from $40M to $40B in a variety of challenging environments: rapid growth, international scale, managing change, rebranding, mergers & acquisitions, digital marketing, and communications.
After leaving Cisco in 2011, Jere shifted her focus to the nonprofit industry. In 2015, Jere completed a Fellowship in the inaugural Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI) with studies focused on nonprofit and for-profit board governance, entrepreneurship, social innovation, and leadership. Currently she is on the board of directors for Children’s Health Council (CHC), Stanford Student Enterprises (SSE), and Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS), and also serves as co-chair on the Stanford DCI Advisory Council. She served as a Board Member and President-Elect for Abilities United from 2011 – 2014. During 2012 she completed a Silicon Valley Encore Fellowship at Abilities United, and remains actively engaged with the Encore organization. Passionate about leadership development for women, she has been a mentor and regular speaker for Women Unlimited for nearly 20 years.
She holds an M.B.A. from the University of Denver and a B.A. from Kalamazoo College. She lives in Palo Alto with her husband and twin sons. She loves the outdoors so you might easily find her hiking, walking, or riding her bike.