Jennifer Polk

Jennifer Polk

  • Chief Marketing and Digital Experience Officer
  • Feeding America

About Jennifer


Jennifer Polk is a passionate and transformative marketing executive who embraces and encourages a growth mindset. Driven by results, she possesses an innate ability to quickly understand and adapt to business drivers across sectors and industries, building marketing strategies that deliver powerful and profitable results based on those drivers. 

As the Chief Marketing and Digital Experience Officer of Feeding America, Jennifer is a visionary leader who establishes and communicates purpose and strategic direction for the Feeding America brand. She delivers brand and performance marketing that increases awareness of the issue of hunger, ignites passion to end hunger and motivates action through fundraising, advocacy, and public engagement. 

Throughout a career that spans over two decades, Jennifer has thrived in intellectually stimulating environments, where she collaborates and builds coalitions to achieve enterprise-level objectives. During a decade at Gartner, Jennifer’s ability to lead with insight, solicit input from key stakeholders, and synthesize ideas enabled her to lead across multiple practices, delivering client value and business growth. 

As an organizational leader, Jennifer is committed to creating an inclusive. She has a coaching leadership style and maintains openness to giving and receiving feedback. She empowers others by encouraging creativity, innovation, and a test-and-learn approach. Jennifer is fact-based and insight-driven in her decision making, balancing short-term results with sustainable and profitability growth. 

Jennifer is involved in her community as a Chicago Urban League IMPACT fellow and active alum of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is a member of the school board of the Academy for Global Citizenship and an advisory board of Southern Illinois University College of Business, where she earned a degree in Finance. She is a wife, mom and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.