Jennifer L. Mann is the founder and president of JL Mann Consulting, LLC, a firm that provides customized business solutions to a wide array of companies. A former longtime member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and small-business owner, Jennifer is relied on for her effective cost-cutting strategies and her dedication to helping companies grow.
Elected to serve her hometown of Allentown in her 20s, Jennifer was a state representative from 1998 to 2012, quickly earning a reputation as a skilled facilitator, consensus-builder and mentor. In 2008, her colleagues elected her to the post of Caucus Secretary, making her only the third woman to serve in a House Democratic leadership position since the Pennsylvania legislature was formed in 1682. As a member of the national Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) Leadership Team, Jennifer served as chairwoman of the DLC’s State Legislative Advisory Board and was named to the DLC’s “100 to Watch” list in 2000.
Prior to serving in the House, Jennifer launched and managed a successful wireless telecommunications business in Allentown. That experience, combined with her legislative focus on business-friendly economic policies, gives Jennifer a unique understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with entrepreneurship and business leadership.
Today, Jennifer uses her vast national network to serve her clients as well as her community. She is currently on the board of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, the Arthritis Foundation of the Lehigh Valley, the executive board of the Minsi Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the board of associates for the Allentown Art Museum, Muhlenberg College and Cedar Crest College. She is a member of the Honorary Board for the YWCA of Bethlehem and holds an elected position on the St. Luke’s Hospital – Allentown Campus Board of Governors, and a Director of QNB Bank.
Previously, Jennifer served on the board for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency and as chairwoman of the Finance Committee for the Team Pennsylvania Foundation, an organization that helps bridge the gap between the private sector and government to help businesses expand and create jobs. She also acted as a government liaison for the Program for Women and Families, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence.
A lifelong resident of Allentown, Jennifer earned degrees in government and economics from Lehigh University.
News & Releases
News Release: June 1, 2015 | “QNB Corp. and QNB Bank Elect Jennifer Mann to Board of Directors.” view pdf >
The Bond Buyer | Congratulations to our client, Public Financial Management, Inc. for helping Allentown win 2013 Bond Buyer’s Deal of the Year Award. view video >
Lehigh Valley Business: Aug 12, 2013 | “Efficiency: Matching the right person with the right job,” by Jennifer Mann. view pdf >
News Release: May 28, 2013 | “Lehigh Valley Community Foundation Appoints Jennifer Mann to Foundation Board.” view pdf >
Lehigh Valley Business: Mar 18, 2013 | “For small businesses, help is there for the taking,” by Jennifer Mann (subscription-based).
News Release : Feb 21, 2013 | Jennifer Mann Named 2013 “Woman of Influence” by Lehigh Valley Business view pdf >
News Release : Nov 27, 2012 | “Outgoing State Representative Jennifer Mann launches JL Mann Consulting, LLC” view pdf >
69 News WFMZ-TV : Nov 27, 2012 | “Outgoing state Rep. Jennifer Mann transitions to private life with new business” read story >
Morning Call : Nov 28, 2012 | ”Jennifer Mann to start consulting firm: former lawmaker aims to help businesses grow” read story >
Lehigh Valley Business: Nov 21, 2012 | ”Mann to leave state house, start own firm” read story >
Lehigh Valley Live : Nov 28, 2011 | ”Pennsylvania Rep. Jennifer Mann, who represents Allentown, not seeking re-election in 2012″ read story >