Kenna brings a wealth of higher education experience and a deep passion for advancing the mission of an institution through hands-on relationship-building, client service, and strategic planning.
Kenna has collaborated with a variety of institutions in searches for presidents, finance and advancement leaders, facilities professionals, and deans. She understands the landscape in both private and public institutions and the administrative and academic needs within those institutions. Her customized approach and previous experience working on a number of complex searches has benefited clients such as the University of Wisconsin–Madison, University of Texas at Austin, Virginia Tech, George Mason University, Kalamazoo College, Luther College, and Washington and Lee University.
Prior to joining Storbeck Search, Kenna served as Director of Donor Relations at the University of Virginia. During her time at UVA, she helped to facilitate the cultivation and stewardship of UVA donors and prospects. Before her arrival at UVA, Kenna worked at Legacy Marketing Partners as a client service manager. There, she led efforts in marketing strategy, consumer engagement, and event planning.
Kenna has served as a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and a member of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP).
BA, Broadcast Journalism
Oklahoma State University