Jenny Moede joined the Xxcelerate board in the fall of 2019. She is the managing director of EY’s Portland Design Studio, a user experience research, design, and development studio that resulted from EY’s acquisition of Citizen Inc. in January 2018.
Jenny served as CEO of Citizen from 2015 – 2018, and was instrumental in guiding the company through the acquisition process.
In 2014, Jenny stepped in as interim director for Oregon Story Board, a new non-profit that was created by Rick Turoczy (PIE), Vince Porter (then Oregon Film), and Tawny Schlieski (then Intel). With a mission to support and grow the digital storytelling ecosystem in Oregon, OSB received Oregon Inc. funding for two years. Jenny led the organization through its first business accelerator program, which hosted six small businesses through an on-site, three-month accelerator and demo day.
Jenny started her career in strategic communications, and spent 20 years at Waggener Edstrom (now WE), where she operated as an entrepreneur within the company, founding and leading its healthcare and environment practices. Jenny left WEin 2014 as president of North America; she oversaw seven regional US offices and a handful of specialty practices.
Until 2018, Jenny served as a consultant for the International Institute for Analytics, where she counseled analytics leaders within Fortune 500 companies in data-driven storytelling.
Jenny recently launched three awesome kids into the workforce, one accountant and two software developers.