With a background in event planning, hospitality, and office management, Jess Jellings joined the Great Plains Institute team in March 2016 as a Meeting Planner & Administrative Assistant. In May 2017, Jess transitioned into the Event Planner role at Great Plains Institute. Previously Jess worked for the Minnesota Twins and as the Operations Coordinator for Pizza Lucé and she hopes to use her experience to increase the visibility and efficiency of GPI through creative events.

Jess was born and raised in Northeast Minneapolis, where she still lives today with her ridiculous feline, FANG. Jess also serves as Board Member and Treasurer for Heartwood Montessori, a non-profit preschool in the Holland Neighborhood.


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