Society for Science Names New Chief Financial Officer

Society for Science has named David Jenkins as its new Chief Financial Officer. Jenkins comes to the Society from The Climate Reality Project, where he most recently worked as the organization’s CFO.

“I am thrilled to welcome David to the Society for Science,” said Maya Ajmera, President and CEO, Society for Science and Executive Publisher, Science News. “David brings exceptional financial acumen and experience in addition to proven judgement, making him an invaluable asset to our executive team as we guide the Society forward.”

During his tenure at The Climate Reality Project, Jenkins implemented a disciplined budgeting process and saw the organization’s net assets increase by $20 million. He previously held a number of financial executive leadership roles, including Director of Finance at K12, Chief Operating Officer of the Albany Charter School Network, Corporate Accounting Manager at Imagine Schools and Chief Financial Officer of Grace Covenant Churches of Metro Washington D.C.

“I am excited to join the Society and support this next phase of its rich history,” Jenkins said. “Inspiring young students to make new discoveries in STEM will enrich their lives and the world at large. I’m passionate about education because I believe in its power to impact the legacies of families and communities.”

Jenkins also served as an Advisory Group Member of The Age of Learning Foundation and on the Board of Directors of ECS Learning Systems, and Excellent Options. His professional journey began at Deloitte, where he served as an auditor and Senior Consultant for Enterprise Risk Services.

Jenkins earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Accounting and in Management Information Systems from the University of South Carolina. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.


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