2018 Speakers

Jennie L. Stephens, PhD

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Jennie L. Stephens has served as Executive Director of the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation since its inception in 2005. She has worked more than 25 years in the nonprofit field in a number of positions. Most recently, Jennie had the pleasure of being a speaker at TedXCharleston with a talk titled, “Heirs Discover Money Does Grow on Trees” and has been selected to be a 2018 BALLE Fellow, a member of 25 brilliant leaders who are building healthy and equitable rural economies across US and Canada. Jennie received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Charleston/University of SC and earned a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.

Land Access and Transfer: Regenerating Farms and Ranches for the Next Generation

Jennie Stephens will be speaking on her work at the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation, as well as a facilitated conversation about conservation, agriculture, and land succession. This will be a panel with Kathy Ruhf.