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Jennifer Eplett Reilly

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Jennifer Eplett Reilly
Co-Founder, City Year, Inc. & Founding Chair, City Year Louisiana Founding Chair, New Schools for Baton Rouge

Jennifer Eplett Reilly serves as the founding chair of New Schools for Baton Rouge. She has been engaged in civic leadership as co-founder of City Year Inc., founding executive director and president of Echoing Green Foundation, and leader of numerous innovative public-private partnerships in Louisiana. She also served as a strategic advisor to Mitchell Landrieu in his first term as lieutenant governor.

Ms. Eplett Reilly was an instrumental force in the start up of City Year Louisiana in response to Hurricane Katrina and was founding chair of City Year Louisiana’s advisory board. She serves on the executive committee and is co-chair of the international committee of City Year Inc.’s board of trustees. Ms. Eplett Reilly also serves as a board member of Be The Change Inc. and as a member of the global academic committee of Groton School.

She has also served as founding chair of the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, chair of the Louisiana Educational Television Authority, and chair of the Shaw Center for the Arts. She served on Teach for America’s founding national board and founding Louisiana board.

Ms. Eplett Reilly received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from Wellesley College and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is married to Sean Reilly, Lamar Advertising CEO, and they have three children: Anna, Aidan and Rowan.

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