Jennifer Hanley brings twenty years of strategic communications experience to Tusk’s clients across politics, finance, corporate communications and the regulatory environment.
Prior to joining Tusk Ventures, Jennifer was the head of global communications and corporate engagement at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit and hedge funds. Jennifer successfully oversaw all internal and external communications and launched the firm’s corporate philanthropy program.
Prior to joining KKR in 2012, Jennifer worked at J.P. Morgan Chase, where she was a Managing Director working on the firm’s international expansion efforts, as well as Global Head of Marketing & Communications for the Treasury & Securities Services (TSS) business. She also served as a senior adviser and member of the executive committee to the TSS CEO.
Before joining J.P. Morgan Chase in 2008, Jennifer spent close to six years as press secretary for Hillary Clinton during her tenure as a U.S. Senator and during her presidential campaign.
Jennifer received a B.A. from American University in Washington, DC.
Roberto Rigobon is the Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management and a Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Census Bureau’s Scientific Advisory Committee, and a visiting professor at IESA.
Roberto is a Venezuelan economist whose areas of research are international economics, monetary economics, and development economics. Roberto focuses on the causes of balance-of-payments crises, financial crises, and the propagation of them across countries—the phenomenon that has been identified in the literature as contagion. Currently he studies properties of international pricing practices, trying to produce alternative measures of inflation. He is one of the two founding members of the Billion Prices Project, and a co-founder of PriceStats.
Roberto joined the business school in 1997 and has won both the "Teacher of the Year" award and the "Excellence in Teaching" award at MIT three times.
He received his PhD in economics from MIT in 1997, an MBA from IESA (Venezuela) in 1991, and his BS in Electrical Engineer from Universidad Simon Bolivar (Venezuela) in 1984. He is married with three kids.