Jennifer R. Sawyer

Jennifer SawyerJennifer Rajala Sawyer brings more than 15 years of business leadership to Rebound Enterprises in the areas of strategic planning, leadership development, board governance and public affairs.

Ms. Sawyer specializes in designing and developing high-impact governance boards. She currently serves as Governance Chair to First National Bank of Northfield, Heywood Bancshares Holding Company, Rebound Hospitality and Northfield Automation Systems. Ms. Sawyer is also a Board Director to Stratapoint, Inc., and College City Beverage.

Ms. Sawyer is a founding member of the 3C Capital, which provides capital to new and emerging companies in the Midwest. Her entrepreneurial spirit is a reflection of her background as a fourth-generation family member of Rajala Companies. The Rajala family holds the largest privately-owned logging and lumber operation in the Midwest.

Ms. Sawyer has held various leadership positions before joining Rebound Enterprises. She was an Account Executive with MENTTIUM Corporation, a leadership development and mentoring company. Prior to MENTTIUM, she was an Account Executive for Marecek and Cairns, a public affairs and strategic planning firm whose clients included Forbes, Turner Broadcasting, 3M, Minnesota Pubic Radio and Minnesota Monthly.

With an extraordinary passion for volunteerism and philanthropy, Ms. Sawyer is engaged in a number of local, national and global philanthropic and micro-lending organizations. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards and committees including Junior League of Minneapolis, Opportunity International, YMCA, WINGS, 5th Bridge, Northfield Area Foundation, Arts Guild and Bethel Lutheran Church.

Ms. Sawyer graduated from St. Olaf College with degrees in speech theater and psychology. She resides with her husband and three sons in Northfield, Minnesota.

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