Jeanette Kennedy began her career in management consulting before working at Sun Microsystems, where she held management positions in product marketing and software partner development. Her work there with startups earned her the Chairman’s Award for Innovation. Ms. Kennedy believes that education has the power to transform lives, and after retiring from high tech, she invested time in strengthening the educational experiences of students in her community. She currently serves as Board Chair and Director of Marketing for Ravenswood Classroom Partners, a nonprofit dedicated to building literacy skills of elementary school students in her community. Ms. Kennedy served on the Cal Parents Board while her son was a Letters & Science student. Ms. Kennedy and her husband, Kevin J.D. ’91, have supported the Basic Needs Center, several computer science projects, and a variety of programs in Cal Athletics. The Kennedys are Builders of Berkeley.
Board Chair and Director of Marketing, Ravenswood Classroom Partners