Jill Knittel is the President and Owner of JK Executive Strategies and specializes in Executive Level Retained Search for her client companies. JK Executive Strategies provides search and recruiting services on a direct hire and temporary basis throughout the greater Rochester region. As an individual who is committed to the community, Jill is a member of the Board of Trustees at St. John Fisher College, a $90mm Liberal Arts College located in Rochester, NY. Jill serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Executive and Investment Committees. Jill also serves on the School of Business Advisory Board, Accounting Advisory Board and is a founding member of the Duplessis Wolfe Accounting Society. Jill received the Dean’s Medal from St. John Fisher in 2014. Jill also serves a member of the Board of Governors for Hillside Family of Agencies, a $143mm Human Services Organization headquartered in Rochester, NY. Jill has been involved with Bivona since 2010 holding several officer positions on the Board (Vice-Chair, Chair, Immediate Past Chair) along with her involvement on several committees (Executive, Governance, Stewardship, and Nominating). However, Jill’s most integral and demanding role was that of Chair of Bivona’s Capital Campaign. Through Jill’s guidance and leadership, Bivona raised over $5M enabling the move into One Mt. Hope Avenue. In recognition for Jill’s outstanding contributions, time and dedication, she was bestowed with the “Diane Larter Champion for Children Award” at Bivona’s Annual Dinner in 2017.