Jennifer Grizzard

Jennifer Grizzard Ekzarkhov

Senior Manager- Development Marketing and Communications
  • Development

Jennifer is a senior manager of development communications and marketing. In this role, she develops and executes comprehensive marketing and communications strategies in direct support of RMI’s philanthropic goals.


Jennifer is passionate about how nonprofits use their brands and storytelling to create impact. She spent nearly 20 years working directly with fundraisers and program experts to raise awareness, engagement, and revenue for important causes. Later, she leveraged that know-how into brand and strategic communications consulting to local, national, and international organizations. Jennifer’s work experience includes positions at The Nature Conservancy, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, and TechnoServe, and clients like The Jane Goodall Institute and ACDI/VOCA.


BA, English, Virginia Tech

BS, Interior Design, Virginia Tech

MA, Creative Writing, University College, Bretton Hall, University of Leeds in the United Kingdom


Washington, D.C.