Women in Leadership | Jaye Kennedy

June 12
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Event details

You're invited to the monthly Women in Leadership speaker event at our CRST International Graduate Center on Wednesday, June 12.

Arrive at 11:30 AM to enjoy a networking opportunity and pasta bar before the presentation at noon. Feel free to bring a lunch and a friend/coworker!

Jaye Kennedy will discuss her career journey and experience within nonprofit management. A Q&A session will follow shortly after the presentation. 


Women in Leadership is a monthly discussion and networking event series, featuring women leaders willing to share their experiences in education, nursing, business, and leadership. Anyone can attend and enjoy meeting local professionals as they recant their leadership stories.


Jaye Kennedy joined Waypoint as Chief Executive Officer in 2013, bringing 30 years of professional non-profit management and development experience to the organization. 

Prior to joining Waypoint, she was Director of Development for Major Gifts at the University of Iowa Foundation for eight years where she supported seven colleges within a nine-state territory. Jaye considers it an honor to lead the Waypoint team in its mission of “Inspiring People to Move Forward.”  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Mount Mercy University.

Jaye is also an artist and instructor in creating wearable art. She focuses on designing and painting silk scarves. She and her husband, Spencer, live in Hiawatha and have two daughters, two grand-daughters, and their 4-legged daughter, Jemma.