President and Chief Executive Officer
Denver Preschool Program
The Denver Preschool Program Board of Directors appointed Jennifer Landrum Chief Executive Officer in May 2013. Prior, as Vice President of Early Childhood Initiatives for the Colorado Children’s Campaign, she successfully advocated for state child care and early education policies that ensure every child has access to a quality early childhood experience and is prepared to enter school ready to learn and succeed. These initiatives included enhancing early childhood services – child care and education, family support and health care – through expansion of regional Early Childhood Councils. She helped pass legislation to improve the quality of infant and toddler care and increase the number of low-income infants and toddlers served by high-quality early childhood education programs. And her expertise in early childhood education is reflected in legislation designed to align education systems from preschool through postsecondary education.
Prior to joining the Children’s Campaign Jennifer oversaw development, marketing and communications, child care referral, and public policy as Vice President of Advancement for Qualistar Colorado. Jennifer has served on numerous boards and commissions including the Early Childhood and School Readiness Commission’s Governance Task Force, the Smart Start Colorado State System’s Team where she co-chaired the Policy Task Force, Colorado’s Early Childhood Summit, Pueblo Girl Scouts – Columbine Council and the Pueblo Workforce Development Board where she co-chaired the Youth Council.
Jennifer holds a degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University and is a native of Pueblo, Colorado.
Favorite Book/Movie: Out of Africa
Personal Hero: Anna Jo Haynes
Hometown Fun Fact: At one time, Pueblo was known to have more bars than churches!
Favorite Thing To Do in Colorado: The Lanternfest
Why Vaccinate: Vaccinating children not only promotes their own health and well being it also promotes Colorado's health and well being. It is an act of love and community for ourselves and for every person we come in contact with.