Jessica Hartman combined a career in university research and teaching at the secondary level into a new career as a non-profit director. She began working in the non-profit field as a community United Way director. Jessica has led non-profit agencies in Texas and Kentucky, including the Wichita County Heritage Society in Wichita Falls, Texas and the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen. She managed a $1 million public funding campaign for a $7 million project, rehabilitating a major building in the National Register Historic District in Wichita Falls, Texas. The building now houses 41 market-rate apartments and was voted best rehabilitation project in Texas for 2005.
Jessica received her B.S. degree from the University of Kentucky and her MAEd. degree from the College of William and Mary. She joined Global Advancement in 2006.