Jennifer Chavez Rubio
Corporate Community Relations Director | Lockheed Martin
Jennifer Chavez Rubio is Corporate Community Relations Director at Lockheed Martin where she directs social impact programs and initiatives for 100,000 employees globally with a focus on STEM education, military and veteran support, and community strengthening in key Lockheed Martin communities.
Previously, she was Senior Director of Global Engagement at Medtronic where she directed the company’s philanthropy and volunteer engagement portfolio globally for 85,000 employees in more than 70 countries.
Before returning to corporate philanthropy, Jennifer served for more than 6 years as a political appointee as part of President Obama’s administration. As Director of Gifts and Grants Management at the Peace Corps, the U.S. Government’s premier Volunteer sending organization, Jennifer led strategic partnership efforts with corporations, foundations, civic groups, and individuals and directed grantmaking efforts to support volunteer projects around the globe, including First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn initiative to support girls’ education.
Prior to Peace Corps, she worked at Silicon Valley Community Foundation conducting grantmaking on behalf of and advising top Silicon Valley corporations regarding their corporate philanthropy, employee engagement, and community partnerships. She has also served as a Senior Program Officer at Genentech, Inc. and the Genentech Foundation conducting the company’s grantmaking and managing employee engagement activities globally.
Jennifer worked at the San Francisco Foundation where she conducted education grantmaking and managed the Multicultural Fellowship Program and was the Director of Education Programs at Somos Mayfair, a grassroots nonprofit organization in San Jose, CA. She started her career in education as a bilingual public school teacher in East Palo Alto, CA and Denver, CO.
Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Stanford University and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University where she was also a Colorado Trust Fellow. Jennifer was selected as a member of the inaugural class of the President’s Leadership Workshop, a leadership program for top Obama administration appointees. She currently sits on the corporate advisory committee of the Council on Foundations, the advisory board of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center, and on the board of Hispanics in Philanthropy.
Jennifer lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and three young sons.