Jennifer Brin Kovach is the Director of the South Florida Operations for the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at Florida State University. Mrs. Kovach is charged with advancing The Jim Moran Institute's mission to cultivate, train, and inspire entrepreneurial leaders. Mrs. Kovach's professional background includes extensive leadership roles in business development and the non-profit industry, with experience in management, finance, fundraising, educational programming, and marketing. She possesses a wealth of first-hand expertise and knowledge in entrepreneur development. Most recently, Mrs. Kovach served a five-year term as Director of the Florida Women's Business Center, an entrepreneur resource center for women in South Florida. Preceding the FWBC, Mrs. Kovach was the Director of Programs and Community Services at Family Service, Inc. for two years. While working at Kids In Distress, she was Program Supervisor of the Healthy Families Program for two and half years, before being selected as the agency's first-ever Staffing Coordinator for the Residential and Preschool Programs. Mrs. Kovach began her professional career at Children's Home Society as a Keeping Families Together Counselor.
Past: Phi Alpha Honor Society, Florida State University
Mrs. Kovach, a native of South Florida, is making an impact in the community through volunteerism and her professional career. She volunteers and supports such notable organizations as the Junior League, United Way, American Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House, and as a past board member of Family Central. Her passion for helping individuals achieve their potential is in direct alignment with her career path.
Additionally, in her role as Director of the South Florida Division for the Jim Moran Institute Mrs. Kovach collaborates with local economic development organizations supporting entrepreneurs and non-profit business leaders. These organizations included: Broward College, Children’s Services Council of Broward County, Community Foundation of Broward, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Unity, of Florida, Leadership Broward, Metro Broward, Urban League of Broward County, SCORE, Small Business Development Center, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.