Jara Kern
Jara KernFounder and PrincipalKern Marketing Works

Jara Kern is founder and principal of Kern Marketing Works, a strategic marketing consultancy. She is chair of the Bolz Center Advisory Board and has served as a member since Fall 2013. Jara has held positions as Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Student Communications at Roosevelt University in Chicago; Director of Marketing and Communications at the Chicago Humanities Festival; Associate Director of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Sitka, Alaska; Marketing Assistant at the Madison Symphony Orchestra; and Manager of Education Programs at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Jara earned her MBA in 2008. She also holds a bachelor’s of music performance (flute) from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and a master’s of music performance from SUNY-Purchase in Purchase, New York. She and her husband live outside Chicago with their three children.