Jennifer Polzin

CEO, Tubman


Colleagues describe Jennifer Polzin as an executive who leads with purpose and conviction, helping Minneapolis-based Tubman provide safe shelter, legal services, counseling, youth programming, and community education to those in need in the Twin Cities. As CEO, Polzin values diverse perspectives, which are reflected in her staff, board leadership, strategic initiatives, and community involvement. Part of her strategy is creating key partnerships with organizations like the Women’s Club of Minneapolis to expand Tubman’s reach. Polzin also leveraged her relationship with the Gay 90’s nightclub to spearhead an annual drag show fundraiser to increase funding to support Tubman’s youth programs. Currently, Polzin is helping to lead a capital campaign to support Tubman’s mission with an additional investment of over $8 million. The organization is already halfway there, with another two years left to go.