Executive Team

Jennifer L. Sirangelo, National 4-H Council President & CEO

President & CEO

Jennifer Sirangelo

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 joined National 4‑H Council in 2006 to grow support...

Jill Bramble, Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Growth Officer

Jill Bramble

Jill Bramble is the Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer of National 4‑H Council – the non-profit partner to America’s largest youth development organization.

Jill focuses on the enterprise alignment of people, marketing, partnerships, and processes to drive revenue, so all youth have an...

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative & Financial Officer

Gary Tang

Gary Tang is the Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative & Financial Officer at National 4‑H Council.

Gary is responsible for the development and implementation of financial and operational plans to support National 4‑H Council. Gary partners with the CEO and senior management to provide...

Ivan Heredia, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Ivan Heredia

Ivan Heredia is the Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of National 4‑H Council.

Ivan is responsible for driving brand recognition, revenue, and innovation to advance National 4‑H Council and the Cooperative Extension System’s mission of creating opportunity for all kids.

Celebrated as a...

Andy Ferrin, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer

Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer

Andy Ferrin

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...

Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer

Heather Elliott

Heather Elliott is the Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer. She is responsible for leading the Resource Development Team, comprised of fundraisers, account managers and operations. This team manages a portfolio of strategic-level funders that raise more than $25 million annually to support the...

Officers

*Executive Committee Member
^Ex Officio Member

KRYSTA HARDEN* Chair
President & Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Dairy Export Council
Arlington, VA

JULIETTE B. BELL, PH.D.* Vice Chair
Former President, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Spring Lake, NC

WADE MIQUELON* Treasurer
President and CEO, JoAnn Stores
Hudson, OH

JANIS PENMAN^ Secretary
Partner, Baker & Hostetler, LLP
Washington, DC

JENNIFER L. SIRANGELO^ Assistant Secretary
President and CEO, National 4‑H Council
Chevy Chase, MD

Trustees

JACKIE APPLEGATE, PH.D.
President, North America Crop Science, Bayer
St. Louis, MO

TIFFANY ATWELL
Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations, Ecolab
Washington, DC

MARTHA BERNADETT, M.D., MBA*
President and CEO, The Molina Foundation
Los Alamitos, CA

MARK BERVEN*
President and COO, Nationwide Property & Casualty
Columbus, OH

JON BOREN, PH.D.*
Associate Dean and Director, New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service
Las Cruces, NM

ALYSIA BORSA
Chief Business Officer & President of Lifestyle at Dotdash Meredith
New York, NY

LESLIE COLEMAN
Former Vice President, Head of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Nutrien
Memphis, Tennessee

DAVID L. EPSTEIN
President and CEO, Mosser Lee Company
Chicago, IL

E. GORDON GEE, PH.D.*
President, West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV

CARLA HALL
Celebrity Chef and Author
Washington, D.C.

LANDEL C. HOBBS*
Founder and CEO, LCH Enterprises LLC
Atlanta, GA

ROBERT J. JONES, PH.D.
Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL

RICHARD MALTSBARGER*
President and CEO, Pet Valu
Sunrise, FL

TRENT MCKNIGHT
Founder, Agricorps and Operating Partner, VestedWorld
Throckmorton, TX

TAY MOORE
4‑H Alumnus, Student, Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

KAYE REITZENSTEIN
Chief Financial Officer, Telus Agriculture
Loveland, CO

LISA SAFARIAN
Former President, North America Crop Science, Bayer
St. Louis, MO

MAGGIE SANS
VP of Community Relations, Corporate Affairs, Walmart Stores, Inc.
Bentonville, AR

MARY SNAPP*
VP, Strategic Initiatives, Office of the President, Microsoft Corporation
Redmond, WA

DANIELLE TIEDT
Chief Marketing Officer, YouTube
San Bruno, CA

CEO Advisory Council

STEVE BARR
Chairman, Osborn Barr
St. Louis, MO

DANIEL GLICKMAN
Vice President, Aspen Institute & Executive Director, Aspen Institute Congressional Program
Senior Fellow Bipartisan Policy Center
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Washington, DC

ANN M. VENEMAN
Former Executive Director of UNICEF
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
New York, NY


Not members of the Board of Trustees.

Young Alumni Advisory Committee

ADDY BATTEL
Michigan State University

NATHAN GRINE
Ohio State University

DEJA HATCHETT
University of Kentucky

BRANDON HERNANDEZ
Tennessee State University

PRIYA KUMAR
Washington State University

GABRIELA LABOY
University of Puerto Rico

TAY MOORE
Louisiana State University

MADISON POWELL
Purdue University

SOPHIA RODRIGUEZ
University of Georgia

AIDAN SPENCER
Oklahoma State University

LESLIE WEBB
University of Delaware

Our Vision and Mission

Despite the turbulent times we find ourselves in, our central purpose is unchanged. National 4‑H Council remains dedicated to a future in which millions more young people are engaged in Cooperative Extension’s high quality 4‑H youth development programs, and where 4‑H youth, volunteers and staff are representative of the diversity of our nation.

National 4‑H Council Mission:

To expand opportunities for all of America’s youth through increased investment and participation in 4‑H positive youth development.

Who We Serve and How:

National 4‑H Council (Council) is the private sector, non-profit partner of Cooperative Extension (Extension) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 4‑H programs are implemented by the nation’s 100+ land-grant colleges and universities through Extension and its 3,000+ local offices across the country. Council supports Extension’s goal to reach millions more young people in three unique ways:

  • Convene the 4 H movement: Stimulate collective action on the nation’s most pressing issues.
  • Tell the 4 H Story: Leverage the power of trusted brand partners and 4 H alumni to elevate the visibility of 4 H.
  • Create Public-Private Partnerships: Generate financial resources to create opportunities for all youth.

Downloads

FY 2021-2023 Strategic Plan

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FY 2019-2021 Strategic Plan

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FY 2016-2018 Strategic Plan

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