Jennifer Walsh, Esq.
Born and raised in New Mexico, Jennifer graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2001. Following law school, she served as a Law Clerk for Justice Joseph Baca at the New Mexico Supreme Court in Santa Fe, New Mexico and then for Judge Hiram Puig-Lugo at the District of Columbia Superior Court in Washington, D.C. Jennifer worked as a Legislative Assistant at the United States Senate for former US Senator, Jeff Bingaman, before moving to Cumberland, Maryland in late 2003.
In addition to her role as Executive Director of TGCC, Jennifer also leads regional economic development initiates in her role as the Regional Initiatives Coordinator in the Division of Regional Development & Engagement at Frostburg State University. In this role, Jennifer is focused on strategically connecting the assets, resources, and intellectual capital at FSU with the region to help advance initiatives that focus on talent attraction and retention, outdoor recreation asset development, and business & workforce development.
Jennifer is a Fellow in the Appalachian Regional Commission’s inaugural 2019-2020 Appalachian Leadership Institute Class.