Jenna Kavanaugh Chief Operating Officer

Jennifer Kavanaugh serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Invest Buffalo Niagara. During her tenure, she has conceived, developed, and executed many print and online marketing campaigns, videos, and sales tools promoting the Buffalo Niagara region. These marketing efforts have increased the number of leads interested in relocating or starting a business in the eight counties of Western New York. Invest Buffalo Niagara's integrated campaigns often target specific market clusters. For example, Jennifer launched an effective renewable energy campaign to attract businesses in solar energy to Buffalo Niagara. She created e-communication and social networking strategies to reach target audiences. Under her leadership, Invest Buffalo Niagara's website has been redesigned, featuring streamlined navigation and industry focus. She is also Invest Buffalo Niagara's primary national media contact. Jennifer has more than 13 years of marketing management experience focused on brand and business development. Prior to joining Invest Buffalo Niagara, she was Marketing Director for Visteon Aftermarket, where she was responsible for brand management, strategic development, and communications for underhood automotive aftermarket product lines. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in Literature with concentrations in Theater Arts and Writing from Canisius College. Jennifer is a member of the American Red Cross, Greater Buffalo Chapter Communications Committee and a graduate of Leadership Buffalo.

“Whether meeting friends and family for coffee on unique and historic Elmwood Avenue or in the quaint village of East Aurora, you feel the same strong sense of community and tradition. Buffalo Niagara is a great place to receive an education, raise a family, build a rewarding career and cultivate friendships that last a lifetime.”