Jennifer Osland Hillen, CPA, CGMA, is NBOA's vice president, professional development and business affairs. In this position, she plays an integral leadership role in the development and delivery of professional development programs, including serving as a content expert on finance, accounting, tax and other independent school practitioner matters. She also serves as liaison to the controller community and NBOA member accounting and audit firms. Hillen came to NBOA in early 2017 after eight years at Harpeth Hall School, where she served as the associate director of finance and operations, following prior service as controller and manager of accounting. Before joining Harpeth Hall, Hillen was a lead senior auditor with Ernst & Young, LLP, a Big 4 public accounting firm. She is involved in donor stewardship and gift reporting in her role as a board member for several nonprofit organizations, including the Junior League of Nashville, of which she is currently serving as president.
The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to independent school business officers who have made an extraordinary contribution to their schools, as nominated by their colleagues. Click the headline above to read more about the 2018 recipients.