President & CEO
Jennifer Sirangelo is a believer in young people and their capacity to change the world. She leads National 4‑H Council in its mission to increase investment and participation in high-quality, 4 H positive youth development programs.
Sirangelo, who joined Council in 2006 to grow support for the 4 H movement, is focused on supporting growth and leadership development for nearly six million young people through 4‑H programs in science, agriculture, health and citizenship. She is currently leading the largest brand and alumni activation initiative in 4‑H history, the Grow True Leaders Campaign, in partnership with America’s land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension System as well as the United States Department of Agriculture.
In 2017, Sirangelo was selected to represent 4‑H in Fast Company’s annual list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business for its outstanding work to empower youth with the skills needed for life today and for all kinds of careers tomorrow. Read the article.
A Missouri native, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and political science from William Jewell College, a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse University and attended St. Peter’s College at Oxford University. As an undergraduate, Sirangelo was recognized as a Harry S. Truman Scholar.
She currently serves on the boards of AgriCorps and Imagine Science.
Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer
Jill Bramble is the Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer at National 4‑H Council.
She is responsible for leading a team of development professionals and managing a portfolio of strategic-level corporate sponsorships that raise more than $20 million annually in programmatic funding to the 4‑H movement.
Jill is a lifelong 4‑H’er who is passionate about the ability of young people to help solve our world’s most urgent issues. A collaborator and strategic thinker, she has mobilized more than $100 million in sustainable fundraising revenue.
Before joining National 4‑H Council, Jill was a senior consultant for Just Cause Consulting where she led strategic planning and grant-writing for nonprofit organizations on the East Coast. Prior to her consulting work, Jill was the Income Development Director for the Mid-Atlantic Division of the American Cancer Society where she led fundraising and local board development in Maryland and Delaware. During her tenure, the Mid-Atlantic Division increased corporate support by more than 200% and Maryland and Delaware achieved the highest per capita individual giving rate for the entire Division.
Jill received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado and a Master of Science in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Maryland. Jill and her husband have two children and live on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Artis Stevens is Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer at National 4‑H Council.
A nonprofit marketing veteran, Stevens leads the marketing team and oversees marketing for all revenue generating units, including National 4‑H Youth Conference Center and E-commerce.
Stevens brings 19 years of strategic marketing experience at the grassroots and national levels. As national vice president, Marketing, Strategy & Operations at Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), Stevens helped spearhead BGCA’s new tagline and largest brand awareness campaign launch to date—Great Futures Start Here. He also led the marketing strategy to increase BGCA’s brand recognition, which generated $15 million in cause and marketing related revenue.
A proven visionary leader and strategist, Stevens has built more than 40 successful marketing campaigns throughout his career, including five award-winning campaigns. His expertise in marketing strategy, partnership and celebrity engagement, board management and team-building has positioned him as a sought after thought leader in the nonprofit marketing industry.
Stevens earned his Master of Public Administration degree in marketing from Valdosta State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing and communications from the University of Georgia.
Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer
Andy Ferrin is the Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer at National 4‑H Council.
Andy brings more than 20 years of experience in brand management, marketing, and strategic planning to his role as Chief Strategy Officer at National 4‑H Council. His experience spans all areas of integrated marketing and corporate communications—as CSO he is responsible for assisting the CEO with creating, communicating and sustaining strategic initiatives within National 4‑H Council and the 4‑H movement worldwide.
Before joining 4‑H, Andy was Executive Vice President for PN2, a global Porter Novelli business unit. He led a business development effort that doubled PN2 revenue via new account acquisitions and organic growth of existing accounts and was the management leader for this 45-person advertising/digital/design group. Prior to Porter Novelli, Andy served as Managing Director of Branded, Inc., a Washington, DC-based strategic consulting firm specializing in brand enhancement, corporate identity development, and communications planning.
Andy received his MBA in Finance from the Simon School at the University of Rochester. He also earned a BA in Economics from the University of Rochester. His work and teams have been the recipient of a number of awards, including PR Week’s 2007 Public Affairs Campaign of the Year, the 2003 Porter Novelli Global 3-I Award (Top Client Campaign), and numerous Washington Addys and Tellys.
Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer
Jane Angelich is the Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer at National 4‑H Council. She is responsible for accelerating revenue growth in the e-commerce and Conference Center divisions and developing best practices in human resources to foster a performance culture among a group of diverse, talented individuals throughout the organization.
As Chief Innovation Officer, she helps make Council’s innovative vision a reality by successfully delivering measurable, cost-effective programs, which includes promoting the 4‑H brand through coordinated and consistent messaging internally and externally.
Jane brings over 30 years of experience in retail, e-commerce, marketing, human resources and entrepreneurship to her role. Before joining National 4‑H Council, she held several senior executive positions, including Senior Vice President of Human Resources and member of the Gap’s nine-person Executive Committee in San Francisco and Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources for the investment-banking firm, Salomon Brothers in New York.
Jane received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Skidmore College. She and her husband reside in Bethesda, Maryland and both are volunteers for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Joseph Roche, CPA is the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of National 4‑H Council.
Joseph has over 20 years of public accounting experience. After graduating from The Catholic University of America in 1983 with a bachelors degree in Accounting, Joe spent seven years at the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche, where he was an audit manager specializing in not-for-profit organizations and government contractors. He later served as Executive Account Manager at Wolf Computer Systems, Inc. where he was responsible for accounting information systems. In 1991, he was co-founder of Roche & Associates which he ran until joining National 4‑H Council.
Joe and his wife, Karen, reside in Potomac with their eight children. As a volunteer, he served as Treasurer for the St. Raphael’s Parish CYO in Rockville and the Parent Teacher Association of Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda. He is a member of the Greater Washington Society of CPA’s and the Maryland Association of CPA’s.
*Executive Committee Member
**Ex Officio Member
LANDEL HOBBS* Chair
President, LCH Enterprises LLC
JENNIFER WHITLOW* Vice Chair
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Lockheed Martin Corporation
EDWARD J. BECKWITH** Secretary
Partner, Baker & Hostetler, LLP
JENNIFER L. SIRANGELO** Assistant Secretary
President & CEO, National 4‑H Council
Chevy Chase, MD
The Public Class
Chief Executive Officer, AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
STEVE K. BARBARICK
President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Tractor Supply Company
MARTHA BERNADETT M.D., MBA*
Executive Vice President, Research and Innovation, Molina Healthcare, Inc.
Long Beach, CA
JAMES C. BOREL*
New York Life Insurance Co.
DAVID L. EPSTEIN
Principal, J.H. Chapman Group, LLC
Vice President, Aspen Institute
Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program
Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1995 – 2001
KEN C. HICKS
LANDEL C. HOBBS*
President, LCH Enterprises LLC
ALISON K. LEWIS*
Global Chief Marketing Officer, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
New Brunswick, NJ
Vice President, North America and Latin America North Supply Chain, Monsanto Company
St. Louis, MO
President, CEO & Co-Founder, Aspera
President & CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare Community & State, UnitedHealth Group
Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Walmart
Managing Member, Tom Farms LLC
President, CereServ, Inc.
ANN M. VENEMAN
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 2001 – 2005
Former Executive Director of UNICEF
New York, NY
JENNIFER M. WHITLOW
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Lockheed Martin Corporation
The State Cooperative Extension & Land-Grant Institution Class
Assistant Director, State Leaders for 4‑H Youth Development, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
College Station, TX
DELBERT T. FOSTER*
Vice President of Land-Grant Services / Executive Director of 1890 Program
E. GORDON GEE*
President, West Virginia University
Director, 4‑H and Youth Development, Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
Dean, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Ohio State University
Dean and Director, University of Florida/IFAS Extension
Associate Dean & Director, Cooperative Extension and Outreach, University of Delaware
Vice Provost Extension & Outreach and Director of Cooperative Extension Service
The Youth Class
Student, Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA
Student, University of Georgia
Student, Buffalo State College
American University Alumna
Federal Government Liaisons
Deputy Director, Institute of Youth, Family and Community, United States Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture