Jennifer M. Schlener
Chief of Staff
As chief of staff at the AAMC, Jennifer M. Schlener supports and serves the president and CEO in his role of leading the AAMC to advance its mission. As a member of the Leadership Team, she champions and supports the implementation of the AAMC’s strategic plan and other initiatives.
Serving as an advisor on governance matters, she is responsible for the work of the Governance, Nominating, and Leadership Development Committee of the AAMC Board of Directors. She has spoken nationally on governance matters such as executive compensation, the imperative for board assessment, and continuous board improvement.
In her executive role, she oversees the functioning of the Office of the President, which includes the AAMC’s strategy and innovation development function and internal audit function. Her team supports the president and CEO, the work of the AAMC Board, the effective functioning of the Leadership Team, the association’s presidential awards program, and internal executive searches. She drives and champions the alignment of culture, strategy, and leadership, and she facilitates and provides leadership to internal organizational development activities.
She is a highly rated speaker nationally, an expert facilitator of strategic and organizational development retreats, and a certified trainer of Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability.
Prior to joining the AAMC in 2007, Schlener worked at Penn State University for seven years, last serving as the director of development and alumni relations for health affairs at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine. She began her career as a development and alumni relations professional at her alma mater, Franklin & Marshall College, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Schlener is the vice chair of the board of directors of Physicians for Peace; a member of the board of directors of National Medical Fellowships; a member of Franklin & Marshall College’s Leadership Council; and a past board member of the American Heart Association – Lancaster Division, Ephrata Performing Arts Center, and Hershey Area Playhouse.