Board, Committee and/or Council Service
Andy Jenness has served the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in several capacities including serving on Tribal Council, the SMGI board for two years in the late 2000s, and currently serving on the SMGI board since January 2020. Andy was appointed Chairman of the Board in January 2021. He also has served on the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde editorial board for Smoke Signals newspaper for the past four years.
Andy co-manages Jennessco, LLC, a boutique public relations company that he started with his wife. He is also a Pro-Tem instructor at the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon, and previously at the Lunquist College of Business. Andy also serves as a part-time children’s pastor at Life Bible Church.
With a Bachelor of Science in Economics, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Journalism, all from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!), Andy is well suited for the SMGI board. He is an entrepreneur at heart and has had much success after some early failures.