Chief Operating Officer
Jessica Pires is passionate about bringing people together as an event planner and fundraiser. She is also a fiercely organized color-coder. In her role as Chief Operating Officer, Jessica strategizes and develops event content while also managing our speaker outreach and onboarding as well as overseeing all operations and logistics.
Jessica is the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Leader for Brown & Brown, Inc. where she develops and executes the organizational DIB strategy throughout all aspects of the culture, teammate life cycle and business practices. She is also a team member at Without a Hitch, collaborating with brides and celebrants to ensure that their wedding day is flawless.
Previously, Jessica worked with Accion International in fundraising and donor engagement and started her career as a finance consultant on several political campaigns in Massachusetts. She was a 2018 New Leaders Council Fellow and has served NLC Boston Chapter Selections Chair. Passionate about quality services for elders, she volunteers weekly with FriendshipWorks as a companion for isolated elders and has been a fundraising adviser for Glenmeadow Retirement Community. Jessica holds a B.A. in International Studies and Anthropology from Colby College. In her free time, she enjoys hosting themed potlucks, refinishing furniture, and trying tirelessly to be a contestant on Jeopardy!