During the past three years, many of the parishes, schools, and offices of the Diocese of Lincoln have had the pleasure of working with Jennifer Gutierrez of JAG Consulting.
Jennifer Gutierrez is an experienced business consultant with experience in strategic planning and implementation, strategic communication, board training and development, and more. JAG Consulting has provided excellent leadership and resources to assist Catholic organizations in our diocese to make good decisions, and to plan well for the future.
I have learned a great deal from Jennifer Gutierrez, and have been edified by her assistance and leadership. And I am grateful for JAG Consulting’s commitment to helping Catholic organizations reach their fullest potential by providing high caliber work in service to the Kingdom. Mrs. Gutierrez’s timeliness and strategic recommendations provided me and my collaborators with tremendous insights and innovative approaches for our planning processes.
I am happy to recommend JAG Consulting to Catholic leaders and organizations in need of sound business consulting and planning assistance.
Most Rev. James D. Conley, STL
Bishop of Lincoln
Jennifer Gutierrez was exceptional in facilitating the Strategic Planning process for Pius X High School. Her ability to extrapolate the most important goals and strategies from all the input and data were great helps to all our leadership team. From the beginning, she was keenly aware of the need for follow-through with implementation and created the frame-work for that to happen. Jennifer is a very articulate professional in the field of Strategic Planning and Strategic Development. Without hesitation, I would use Jennifer again for help in planning for the future of Pius X High School.
Father Jim Meysenburg | Chief Administrative Officer
Pius X Catholic High School, Lincoln NE
Jennifer Gutierrez led the most recent strategic planning process for Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach. She was selected over others because of her depth of experience, openness to diversity, and ability to adapt to the culture of the group. She was flexible and supportive, always keeping us focused and moving our plan forward. We engaged her further to help implement the plan in a manner that was engaging of our volunteer board and encouraging to our staff team. Jennifer helped us be effective and efficient and truly became a part of the Matt Talbot community!
Susanne Blue, CMSW | Executive Director
Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach
Working with the Foundation, Jennifer facilitated the development of a three-year strategic plan. The process of developing the plan has helped board members to become more involved, focused, and productive in moving the Foundation forward, and has created a greater sense of mission and ownership in the plan among board members and staff members. Jennifer’s ability to harness the expertise and energy of the board was a key to our success.
Chris Raun | Executive Director
The Catholic Foundation of Southern Nebraska
Praise for your efforts with the Food Bank of Lincoln’s Strategic Planning process is unanimous. Both our staff and our Board of Directors have been extremely complimentary of your abilities to a) keep us moving forward in our process, and b) elicit our hopes and dreams for the organization.
Scott Young | Executive Director
Food Bank of Lincoln
Jennifer goes beyond the basics and has a unique skill of integrating cultural diversity and change management training – both necessary (but often overlooked) responsibilities of a strong board of directors. Our community agencies and board members who attended Jennifer’s training left with ideas they could implement immediately. Her energy and enthusiasm for her work is inspiring!
Alexa New | Resource Development Director
Heart of Missouri United Way (Columbia, MO)
Jennifer tailored and delivered an exceptional program that met the needs of our participants and exceeded our goals and expectations.
Jennifer Kennally | President/CEO
United Way of the Ozarks (Springfield, MO)
Jennifer’s commitment to improving cultural awareness through diversity training and strategic planning in the non-profit community is second to none. JAG Consulting opens the doorway to the multi-cultural community.
Rene Monarez | Central Region Talent Management Director
Boy Scouts of America
JAG Consulting has been instrumental in helping the Tobacco Free Nebraska Disparities Partnership develop and implement a strategic plan aimed at reducing tobacco-related disparities. Jennifer brings a wealth of facilitation and coordination skills to the table and has helped keep the Partnership on track in reaching goals and objectives outlined in the plan.
Judy Martin, MA | Deputy Director | Division of Public Health and Human Services
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Jennifer delivered a substantive board training for our community that was infused with cultural sensitivity. This was diversity training in a particular context, so the impact was great. Our community organizations are better off for the time she spent with us.
Erika Dvorske | President/CEO
United Way of Douglas County (Lawrence, Kansas)
Jennifer’s research with Latinos across the state was instrumental and provided the foundation for the development of Pinnacle Bank’s Latino banking effort.
Mark A. Hesser | President