Jen Brown is the new director of the Vail Valley Veterans Program
The Vail Veterans Program, a nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic and rehabilitative outdoor sports programs for injured service members and their families, has named Jen Brown as the organization’s new executive director.
Brown is a highly respected community leader in the Valley. Prior to joining the Vail Veterans Program, Brown worked as general manager of the Beaver Creek Resort Company.
“I feel very fortunate and honored to join the Vail Veterans Program,” Brown said in a statement. “(Founder Cheryl Jensen’s) vision and dedication to those who serve our country, their caregivers and their families is humble and inspiring. The experiences shared by the participants create a special bond, and our community is very proud to welcome these veterans with varied experiences. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead Vail’s veterans program into the future.
When Jensen founded the Vail Veterans Program in 2004 and invited seven wounded warriors to Vail, she thought it would be a one-time event. Under Jensen’s leadership over the past 18 years, what began as a single event has blossomed into a variety of programs that have served more than 3,300 veterans and their families. Programs include summer and winter therapeutic recreational programs, caregiver-specific wellness events, and empowerment training. Brown will oversee current programming and implement strategic initiatives built around a commitment to meeting the changing needs of veterans and their families.
“I’m thrilled to welcome (Brown) to the Vail veterans program,” Jensen said. “I know that with her leadership, her passion for the mission of the organization and her ability to build collaborative partnerships, she will lead the organization in a way that will continue to help our injured veterans thrive. »
Jensen will continue in her role as the founder of the Vail Veterans Program and remain connected to the organization.
For more information, visit, VailVeteransProgram.org.