Jennifer Vachon ACPEC
Vice President for Region 3
Jennifer has been helping public agencies and non-profit organizations address human challenges, increase effectiveness, and manage change for over 20 years. She brings a blend of project management, organizational development, and public sector management experience that enables her to quickly understand underlying issues and work with clients to develop relevant and practical solutions. Prior to joining Public Knowledge® in 2007, Jennifer was a manager in the Innovative Project Delivery office at the Washington State Department of Transportation where she worked across the organization to facilitate collaboration, manage risk, increase knowledge sharing and spur innovative ways of working. Currently a regional vice-president, Jennifer works primarily to support teams in Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Canada, as well as national courts and transportation projects. She leads new employee onboarding and co-leads the internal Project Management Community of Practice.
Jennifer is a professional certified coach (PCC) through the ICF. She has coached executives, leaders, new managers, and individual contributors in the public, tech, finance, construction, and biotech sectors. Jennifer has a master’s in applied behavioral science from Bastyr University and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Whitman College. She has completed advanced facilitation courses, a project management certificate program, and is certified to use several assessment tools, including the Hogan Leadership Assessment.