Board of Directors
Jennifer Kenning – Founder, Chairman of the Board for AGNS
Jennifer is a Director in Wealth Management and Principal of Aspiriant. Jennifer joined Aspiriant in 2002 as an associate in Wealth Management. She began her career in the financial services industry serving high net-worth individuals and families in 2001. In addition to her client service responsibilities, Jennifer is also a member of Aspiriant’s Business Development Committee, Communication Coordinating Group and Financial Planning Sub-Committee. ?Prior to joining Aspiriant, Jennifer spent six months at myCFO in the Los Angeles office focusing on tax and business management. She also worked for Credit Suisse First Boston as an analyst in Investment Banking in Los Angeles.
Jennifer earned a BS degree in Finance and Economics from the Southern Methodist University and graduated Cum Laude. She finished her accounting certificate at the University of Los Angeles and holds her series 65 license. She serves as a director on two private foundations and participates on the Endowment committee with two non-profits in Los Angeles serving the homeless, mentally ill, and woman affected by domestic violence in hopes of making a positive impact in the near future. She is the founder and Chairman of the Board for A Good Night Sleep, Inc.
In her free time, Jennifer loves to travel, read, run, scuba dive, listen to live music, and spend time with family and
Josh Helland - Co-Founder, Executive Director
Josh is the head of Business Development for Capital Window and CapitalDPO which provide an array of business and financial services for early to mid-stage enterprises including financial structuring, product development, licensing due diligence, software development, branding, multimedia, and corporate packaging across a wide variety of sectors including Real Estate, Oil & Gas, Technology, Film, Media, and Non-Profits. He has over 10 years of experience in the Mobility & Telecommunications sector working with global companies in the US and Japan ranging from Bechtel, AT&T, Cingular, Sprint, Yahoo!, Nortel Networks, & Agilent Technologies. He is a Volunteer Staff member at Mosaic Church in Los Angeles and highly involved in growing and marketing The Barnabas Group, a faith-based group for marketplace leaders based in 10 USA cities and growing. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and BA in Mathematics from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX in addition to an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
Audra Langford – Director of Strategic Partnerships and Corporate Relations
After graduating from the greatest basketball school ever (Rock Chalk Jayhawks!), Audra began an advertising career with Leo Burnett in Chicago, working with clients such as Hallmark, McDonald’s, Maytag and more. From there she worked with Microsoft on strategic marketing partnerships, was an Account Director for the internet agency Quantum Leap, helped to start Inclusion Solutions providing ADA solutions to businesses, and now directs a Midwest advertising territory for O, The Oprah Magazine.
Audra has always loved to travel so in 2001, when she was captured by the verses in the Bible that instruct us “to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God”, she immediately packed her bags to spend a week at an orphanage in Mexico. That led to more trips to Mexico, Honduras, India, Turkey, Sudan, Somalia and Mozambique. Audra has led trips to many of these places, as well as graduated from Perspectives in World Missions, facilitated missions training and was part of the team to develop a candidacy program at Park Community Church in Chicago.
In her home city of Chicago, Audra has served on several boards as a director of fund-raising, as well as volunteers with various local organizations. Most recently Audra feels privileged to have joined the AGNS team!