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College of Arts and Sciences

Jill Klein

Assistant Dean, Digital Initiatives, Kogod School of Business, American University

Jill Klein is a recovering Chief Information Officer (CIO) with over 30 years of industry experience in banking and consulting. She transitioned to her Kogod academic career 13 years ago. This summer, Professor Klein was named Assistant Dean for Digital Initiatives at the Kogod School of Business merging her academic and corporate career experiences to support opportunities in higher education that blend learning and information technology. Jill continues to engage students in the classroomand especially enjoys developing courses that provide students with live client projects and resources. She directs the Professional MBA program and co-chairs the Kogod Information Technology Executive Council, comprised of 20 corporate and government CIOs. Prior to joining Kogod, Jill worked at JP Morgan, IBM, Riggs Bank, The Advisory Board and managed her own IT consulting firm. She serves on the Pitzer College Board of Trustees and the Cornell University President's Council of Cornell Women and Dean's Council for the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, she co-chairs the 2020 Women on Boards DC Steering Committee and has served on other non-profit boards.

Beginning in 2010, Jill collaborated with Women In Technology (WIT) to analyze women serving on public corporation boards in DC and Virginia. The first report sparked WIT to action, funding the launch of The Leadership Foundry, which is used to identify, train and mentor executive women for board level positions. Four years later, the annual study, Advancing Women to the Corporate Board Room advocates for and inspires women to contemplate board service.

Jill earned her bachelor's degree in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance from American University.