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Jill Fornito

PositionExecutive Director



Jill Fornito joined the Global Interdependence Center in 2008 as the assistant director with a broad scope of responsibilities including organizational and program management. In 2011, Jill assumed the role of director of operations, focusing mainly on the planning and execution of GIC’s domestic and international conferences. Jill was named the executive director in 2017 as she continues to oversee the daily operations of the GIC office, including development, financial administration, program coordination and communications. She is also the author of GIC’s Travel Blog.

Before joining the GIC staff, Jill worked as the director of treasury for Greater Philadelphia Cares, a non-profit organization committed to volunteer engagement throughout the Philadelphia region. It was there that she strengthened her background in program administration, relationship building, and non-profit management. Prior to her professional transition to the non-profit sector, Jill worked as a human resources administrator at Towers Perrin, managing employee profit sharing, health & welfare and defined benefit plans.

Jill currently serves on the Board of the Global Philadelphia Association and on the Advisory Board of the Women’s Energy Network of Greater Philadelphia. Jill earned the CFA Institute Investment Foundations certificate in 2017. She graduated with a BA in Communication from La Salle University and resides in Philadelphia, PA.