Jennifer Avery joined Temple EDC in June of 2014 as the Director of Operations. She is responsible for overseeing the operational duties of Temple EDC and in cooperation with the Executive staff directing all administrative and financial aspects for Temple EDC. Jennifer also oversees the Santa Fe Business Center, which houses the Temple EDC, Temple Chamber of Commerce, and Workforce Solutions of Central Texas.
Before joining Temple EDC in 2014, Jennifer was with an International Bank, BBVA Compass, for 12 years. At BBVA Compass she served as the Assistant Branch Manager leading her team in operations and sales. Jennifer also served as a Central Texas Hub Leader for BBVA Compass, leading and mentoring 5 other local branches
Born and raised in Central Texas, Jennifer is a graduate of Academy High School. She attended Temple College and the University of Mary Hardin Baylor where she studied Math and Science Middle School Education (Grades 4-8). Jennifer is married to James Avery, and they have three children Breigh, Shelbi, and Bryton.