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Jess Brooks

Jess Brooks

At-large Member

Jess Brooks is committed to building sustainable and inclusive economies. As Chief Development Officer at Sunwealth, she helps individuals, foundations and organizations put their money to work in human-centered solar projects delivering clean energy, jobs and savings to diverse communities. Prior to joining Sunwealth, Jess worked at BlueHub Capital, a national community development financial institution (CDFI), where she helped grow assets under management from $60 million to over $1 billion, leveraging over $5 billion in public and private investment in underserved communities nationwide. Jess has previously worked at The New York Times Company, as a trader on Wall Street, and in a large social services nonprofit. An active civic leader, Jess serves on boards of First Teacher and The Carrot Project, and chairs Brown University's Advisory Council on Relations with Tougaloo College, a historically black college in Mississippi. Jess lives in Newton, MA with her partner, two sons and a small flock of chickens. She is a proud Newton Community Farm CSA member and has a grain share with Pioneer Valley Heritage Grain CSA.